Simone Biles pulled out from the women’s all around final in order to protect her mental health. The 24-year-old was then able to withdraw from individual vault, uneven bars and floor finals. Biles will still compete in Wednesday’s beam final.
Last updated at 7:38 AM on 01/08/21
Simone Biles is withdrawing from the women’s final on Monday at Tokyo Olympics.
This is the result of the decision by the 24-year old to withdraw from the all-around finals and individual vault and uneven bar finals.
USA Gymnastics made a short statement saying that Simone had withdrawn from floor finals and would make a decision about beam late in the week. Simone, in any case, we are all behind you.
Biles has withdrawn from the floor final, which means that Jennifer Gadirova of Great Britain, who was first in reserve following last week’s qualification process joins Jessica in the eight-athlete field.
Although the American will still compete in Wednesday’s beam final, any future appearance at Tokyo Games is now in doubt.
Biles was vocal in the Ariake Arena, cheering Sunisa Lee all-around gold Friday.
She shared on Facebook Saturday that she was suffering from a condition called “twisting”, which affects the spatial awareness of a gymnast.
Four-time Olympic champion and defending Olympic champion, said: “It never transferred to bars or beam for me. It’s now in all events which are suckers.
“You literally can’t tell the difference between up and down. This is the most insane feeling you can have, having no control whatsoever over your body.
Publited at Sun, 01 August 2021 06:54.52 +0000