Simone Biles Also Withdraws From Olympic Individual All-Around Competition

  • Written by Rashad Grove
  • Published on 27th July 2021
    USA’s Simone Biles reacts during the artistic gymnastics women’s team final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. / Photo Credit: Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images
  • After publicly announcing Tuesday that she will no longer be competing in the team finals, gymnast Simone Biles has also withdrawn from the individual all-around competition at the Olympics.
  • In a statement on Wednesday, USA Gymnastics announced that the four-time Olympic gold medalist will continue to focus on her mental health, a decision they “wholeheartedly support.”
  • Following her withdrawal from the team final, Team USA was awarded a silver medal after the Russian Olympic Committee secured gold. After the medal ceremony, Biles also mentioned to reporters that she was “just not having as much fun” and didn’t want the team to suffer because of her mental health.


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