-- Simone Biles said her decision to take a year off from competitive gymnastics is a result of not being able to give it her all after her whirlwind experience of winning five medals, including four golds, at the Rio Olympics.
“To travel and train, there’s just like no way I can do 100 percent so a break is needed,” Biles, 19, said today on “Good Morning America.”
Biles described the homecoming as “crazy” and said the past few weeks have been like a dream.
“You dream of these things for so long and then it happens and you’re like, ‘Oh, what else do I want now?’” she said.
Up next for Biles is traveling the country with some of her fellow "Final Five" gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic gymnasts for the 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, kicking off Sept. 15, in Spokane, Washington.
She will also be writing her first autobiography, “Courage to Soar, which will be released in November.
“I’m super-excited,” Biles said of the book. “It’s just about my life so that they hear it from me.”