What Bronze Medal At Tokyo Olympics Means To Simone Biles

Simone Biles didn’t come out on high in her remaining occasion on the Tokyo Olympics, however she claimed an honor she certainly by no means will neglect.

Biles on Tuesday made her return to Olympic competitors within the stability beam remaining. After a short hiatus attributable to psychological well being considerations, Biles shined within the occasion and earned a bronze medal for her efforts.

It marked the seventh Olympic medal for Biles, tied for essentially the most for any athlete in USA Gymnastics historical past. Greater than half of these medals are golds, however the bronze Biles earned in Tokyo now stands alone when it comes to sentimental worth.

“It means greater than the entire golds as a result of I pushed via a lot the final 5 years and the final week whereas I?ve even been right here,” Biles advised Hoda Kotb on NBC’s “TODAY” present, as transcribed by NBC Information.

Biles additionally supplied an vital reminder after ending off her newest Olympic run.

“On the finish of the day we’re not simply athletes or leisure, we’re human too,” Biles advised NBC. “We’ve got actual feelings and generally they don’t notice that we’ve got issues happening behind the scenes that have an effect on us each time we exit and compete.”

Biles’ total exhibiting on the 2016 Video games was stuff of legend. However her journey in Tokyo may show to go away extra of an enduring impression.