Simone Biles Is Taking A Year Off To 'Live In The Moment' And Chill Out

by Talia Koren

It's been a busy few months for Olympic champion Simone Biles.

After taking home a bunch of medals and celebrating non-stop as soon as she got back from Rio, the 19-year-old plans on taking a year off of competing.

She told Sports Illustrated,

I will be taking a year off, I think, just until everything settles down, because now we have photo shoots and other opportunities that will come our way. 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.

What's the rush, anyway? Biles just competed (and dominated) in the most elite sports event there is.

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For the next two months, Biles and the Final Five are going on tour across the US. So, she'll still be doing gymnastics, but in a much more chill setting.

I mean, anything is probably chill after the Olympics.

But looking ahead of that, the Olympic champion just wants to focus on having fun and living in the moment.

She told Sports Illustrated that if college was in her future, she'd go to UCLA, which is her dream school, and maybe major in sports business.

But let's be real: This gymnast is just living it up and enjoying all the special moments following her success at the Olympics, like meeting Beyonce at the VMAs. 

Simone, you deserve it more than anyone.

Citations: Simone Biles Is Taking a Gap Year from Gymnastics (Teen Vogue)