Simone Biles Is Taking a Well Deserved Break from Gymnastics

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Simone Biles deserves a break, and she's taking one.

Rare reports the incredibly accomplished Olympic gymnast has decided to take a break from heavy training for at least a year,

"I will be taking a year off, I think, just 'til everything settles down, because now we have photo shoots and other opportunities that will come our way," Biles told Sports Illustrated.

"It will be really hard for us to be in and out of the gym and train very serious during this time period. So afterwards, then we'll see."

The gymnast will still participate in the USA Gymnastics tour of shows from September 15- November 13.


This isn't the first time the 19 year-old expressed this desire, US national team coordinator says Biles has wanted to take some time to slow down since she was in Rio.