The president of USA Gymnastics has apologized to Simone Biles for the anonymous "gold medal token" remark.

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US Gymnastics CEO & President Li Li Leung apologized to Simone Biles for a team insider dubbing her a “gold medal token” at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.  

After two years, Biles' mental health suffered from the comment and she took a break. 

Simone Biles returned to professional gymnastics at the 2023 US Classic on August 5 after a long hiatus.  

Three golds and a bronze medal were impressive for the gymnast. Biles told the media about a mental health issue during the 2021 Tokyo Olympics while celebrating her win. 

Under pressure in Tokyo, Biles said a USA Gymnastics member informed her she was their “gold medal token.” The comment overburdened Biles. It also made her performance twisty. 

Biles' experience questions USA Gymnastics' athlete environment. In an interview with USA Today, USAG CEO & President Li Li Leung 

Leung said they didn't know who said that to the gymnast or if they still worked with them. 

Leung said USA Gymnastics does not accept athlete disrespect. She said that she apologized to Simone Biles for her unpleasant experience. 

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