Biles’ father, Ronald Biles, said in a statement issued Thursday through USA Gymnastics that Biles and her coach, Aimee Boorman, will be moving to another gym from Bannon’s Gymnastix in Spring, where she has trained since age 6.
“Simone got her start in gymnastics at Bannon’s Gymnastix, and what she has learned there is the foundation for her achievements in gymnastics,” Biles said. “We appreciate everything that Bannon’s has done for Simone.
“However, we believe for her future growth and development that this is the time for us to make a change. … We are in the process of finalizing where she will be training while she recovers from her shoulder injury.” …
Luis Brasesco, who owns Bannon’s, was not immediately available for comment. Brasesco assisted Boorman, who accompanied Biles on international competition trips, with coaching on vault and uneven bars.
Biles, who will celebrate her 17th birthday on March 14, won the USA Gymnastics all-around title and the International Gymnastics Federation all-around title in 2013 during her first year as a senior competitor.
She was scheduled to compete this weekend at the American Cup meet in Greensboro, N.C., but withdrew last week because of injury.