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Simone Biles will not follow Aimee Boorman to Florida, report says

Simone Biles, Aimee Boorman

HARTFORD, CT - JUNE 04: Simone Biles talks with her coach Aimee Boorman during warm ups before the Sr. Women’s 2016 Secret U.S. Classic at the XL Center on June 4, 2016 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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When Simone Biles returns to training, it won’t be with her longtime coach, Aimee Boorman, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Boorman decided before the Rio Olympics that she planned to leave the Biles’ Texas gym to work at a Florida gym and told her pupil after competition ended in Brazil, according to the report.

Boorman went public with the news two weeks later.

“It still makes me sad to know that she won’t coach me anymore,” Biles said last week, according to the newspaper. “But I’m excited for her journey to see where it takes her and coaching other elite kids. She needs to do what makes her happy.

“I think I could coach myself, but it helps to have guidance and for someone to crack the whip and tell you when to condition and how many sets you need to do. I’m sure somebody will put up with it.”

Boorman, who coached Biles from ages 7 to 19, accepted a position as executive director of women’s gymnastics and elite coordinator at EVO Athletics in Sarasota.

Biles does not plan on competing in 2017 but expects to return at some point to make a run for the 2020 Olympics.

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