Less than 24 hours after spending most of the night in the ER, Biles led Team USA to first place at the 48th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar, securing a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Just a spoonful of adrenaline
But she didn’t have the stone removed. After the diagnosis, the four-time Olympic gold medalist decided instead to deal with the problem after the championships.
What kept her going through the pain? Biles said it was the excitement.
“The adrenaline definitely helped because even when I’m walking or doing some stretches, I’m in a bit of pain,” she said. “So adrenaline helps.”