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Aly Raisman's Important Reminder After Simone Biles Exits Team Final: 'Simone Is Human'

Watch @Aly_Raisman speak to the immense pressure @Simone_Biles is under at #Tokyo2020.

7/27/2021 9:06:00 PM

Watch Aly_Raisman speak to the immense pressure Simone_Biles is under at Tokyo2020.

Aly Raisman supports former teammate Simone Biles after her sudden withdrawal from the team competition.

in Tokyo. On July 27, Biles did not complete the vault she had planned on doing, and her subsequent exit from the team competition came as a complete shock to viewers of the international sporting event. The gymnast later said she had not sustained a physical injury, but was"not there" mentally.

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"First of all, I feel sick to my stomach. It's horrible. I know that all of these athletes dream of this moment for their whole entire lives, and so I'm just completely devastated," Raisman told theTodayshow in an interview shortly after news broke."I am obviously so worried and just hoping that Simone is OK." Raisman and Biles competed together in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where they made up the famous Final Five along with Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, and Madison Kocian.

"Sometimes people forget Simone is human."At the time of the interview, Raisman didn't have any inside insight into why Biles withdrew, but she speculated that Biles got disoriented or"lost in the air," which she said is very common when executing advanced skills. Raisman also cited the immense pressure Biles is under as a contributing factor."Sometimes people forget Simone is human," she said."She has pains like all of us. She has stress like all of us. Simone has more pressure than any other gymnast I've ever seen in my lifetime."

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Aly Raisman talks about Simone Biles being out of gymnastics team finalsJoining TODAY live in Tokyo, three-time gold medalist Aly Raisman comments on the startling news that Simone Biles is out of the women’s gymnastics finals, apparently due to a medical issue. “I feel sick to my stomach; it’s horrible,” Raisman says. “I’m obviously praying that she’ll be able to compete in the all-around final.” She speculates that Biles may have become “lost in the air” during a maneuver. Hoda Kotb reports that Biles will be assessed daily before her next scheduled competition. Aly_Raisman Excellent perspective. Needs said over & over again- (from a retired sim coach) Aly_Raisman Lost in the air ? You can’t be serious. She shouldn’t rep the USA ever again. Better yet when she gets back pack yo bags and leave Thanks Aly for speaking on behalf of the athletes. There was way too much pressure put on these athletes to win, win, win! Congratulations ladies for winning silver and please know we are all proud of you for representing the US! 💕👏🏽🥈

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