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Simone Biles goes on a US tour this fall


Olympic gymnast Simone Biles will take part in the "Gold Over America Tour" this fall alongside other elite athletes.

Simone Biles wins bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 0:58

(CNN) -

Simone Biles has a plan in place after this summer's Tokyo Olympics.

The superstar, who has won more gymnastics world championship medals than anyone else, will head to 35 cities in the United States for a series of exhibits called the "Gold Over America Tour" or "GOAT."

Biles announced the tour, independent of the governing body of gymnastics in the United States (USA Gymnastics), earlier this summer to celebrate female athletes.

"I love gymnastics and wanted to help create a show that celebrated the sheer joy of acting," said Biles.

The tour, which begins in September, will feature Biles alongside other elite gymnasts, such as Laurie Hernández and Jordan Chiles.

Biles withdrew from the women's team gymnastics final and the three individual finals in Tokyo due to mental health problems and a case of "twisties", which affected the gymnasts' sense of space in the air.


Return with bronze medal

But this Tuesday he returned to compete at the bar and took a bronze medal, his second medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and his seventh Olympic medal overall.

Biles appeared on NBC's "Today" show with her teammates after the victory.

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"It means more than all the golds, because I have been through a lot in the last five years and in the last week while I was here. It was very emotional and I am proud of myself," she said of her achievement on Tuesday.

"I really didn't care about the result," he added.

"I was just happy to have done the routine and to have been able to compete one more time," she said.

At a press conference after the rafter competition, Biles was asked about his future Olympic plans and if the 2024 Paris Games are in his future.

"I just need to process all of this first," Biles said of the Tokyo games, adding that he was glad he was able to put the spotlight on mental health.

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"I think it should be talked about a lot more, especially with athletes, because I know that some of us are going through the same things and we are always told to get over it," Biles said.

"But now we are a little older and we can speak for ourselves. At the end of the day, we are not just a show, we are human beings and there are things that happen behind the scenes that we also try to balance in addition to sports," concluded the gymnast.

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Source: cnnespanol

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