After months of subtly indicating that the coming Olympics could be her last, Simone Biles recently changed her tune and refrained from ruling out the possibility that she could continue in some form until the Paris Olympics in 2024. Biles, already a veteran at 24, would be 27 by then – a competition age that was once unthinkable for an Olympic all-around gold medallist.
Yet these days – as it becomes increasingly clear that women’s gymnastics is not only for teenagers with a few exceptions – it just sounds about right. Around the world gymnasts are learning that they are capable of continuing into adulthood and there are numerous benefits for those who wish to do so. Read More