Simone Biles enjoyed all St. Louis had to offer this past weekend — including its pizza


Simone Biles competes on the floor during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics competition at The Dome at America’s Center. (Grace Hollars-USA TODAY Sports)

Alec Baris, Digital Engagement Associate

A few days after experiencing the record-breaking attendance set during the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials at The Dome at America’s Center, Simone Biles said she already misses the sports-crazed town of St. Louis. Apparently, the once-in-a-lifetime athlete has a soft spot for St. Louis pizza.

Biles highlighted a weekend in which five men and six women gymnasts earned their ticket to Tokyo to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympic games, which is scheduled to begin on July 23.

Her performance, while not quite as strong as it was at nationals three weeks ago, received a roaring applause and a standing ovation from the record crowd.

Though not official until Sunday, Biles was selected and will be joined by Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, Jade Carey, MyKayla Skinner and Grace McCallum. Biles will lead the team, which is on track to be a gold medal favorite in Tokyo.

As far as the men’s squad, the U.S. team consists of Brody Malone, Yul Moldauer, Sam Mikulak, Shane Wiskus and Alec Yoder. Mikulak is a two-time Olympian, and has said that this will be his final Olympics.