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Biles wrote on Instagram that it wasn’t the Olympics she’d imagined, but said she wouldn’t have changed anything about the way it unfolded.
“I’m proud of myself and the career I’ve had thus far. This Olympics doesn’t erase the past accomplishments I’ve achieved nor does it define who I am as an athlete. I’ve pushed through so much the past couple years, the word quitter is not in my vocabulary,” she wrote.
“For some of you that may be how you define me but keep talking because I can’t hear you over my 7 Olympic medals which tied me for the most decorated gymnast EVER as well as most decorated American gymnast.”
Fox News reports that Biles has seven Olympic medals to her name, and one more would put her ahead of Shannon Miller for most medals by an American gymnast.
The outlet reports that Biles said she had to deal with what gymnasts called the “twisties,” in which she was unable to flip and twist in a way that was safe, which could have led to a serious injury. She ended her run with a bronze medal in the balance beam competition.