Simone Biles OUT of women’s gymnastics team final at Olympics due to ‘medical issue’

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Simone Biles OUT of women's gymnastics team final at Olympics due to 'medical issue'


Simone Biles will sit out the rest of the women’s gymnastics team final at the Olympics.

The Team USA superstar’s bid to claim her first gold of the Tokyo Games suffered a setback as she was forced to withdraw after one rotation of the women’s team final.

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There was concern for Biles after she withdrew from the team final

Biles misjudged her opening vault, scoring 13.766, the lowest of the first rotation, before leaving the floor briefly with the US team trainer.

Although the 24-year-old returned, she put on her tracksuit and did not compete in the Americans’ next apparatus, the uneven bars.

A USA Gymnastics statement read: “Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue. She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.”

Biles misjudged her opening vault

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Biles misjudged her opening vault

Biles had qualified for every individual apparatus final and finished top of the all-around standings.

She was bidding for six golds in Tokyo to better the four gold medals, and a bronze, she won five years ago in Rio.

There had been some concerns that she had not been her dominant self in the early stages.

Yesterday, she wrote on Instagram: “I truly do feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders at times.

“I know I brush it off and make it seem like pressure doesn’t affect me but damn sometimes it’s hard.”





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