Simone Biles, a 26-year-old gymnast who has won seven Olympic medals, will compete in gymnastics for the first time since withdrawing from several events at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Biles is signed up to participate in all four events at the Core Hydration Classic, which used to be called the US Classic.
She hasn't competed since August 2021, when she pulled out of the women's team final in Tokyo due to the "twisties," a mental block that causes gymnasts to lose track of their position.
The Core Hydration Classic will be held in Hoffman Estates, a suburb of Chicago, as the last chance for athletes to prepare for the national championships in San Jose.
California, and the world gymnastics championships in Antwerp, Belgium, from September 30 to October 8.
Biles has won 32 medals at the Olympics and world championships, making her the most successful dancer in US history.
She is signed up to compete in all four events, but an athlete can decide not to participate on an apparatus. Biles is returning to gymnastics after becoming a well-known supporter of mental health.
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