Simone Biles Withdraws From Another Olympic Final as Comeback Hopes Wane
After withdrawing from four 2020 Tokyo Olympic events amid mental health concerns, Simone Biles withdrew from another final, leaving just one up in the air.
USA Gymnastics announced onTwitteron Saturday, July 31, that the 24-year-old athlete has withdrawn from the floor exercise final that takes place Monday, Aug. 2. Simone, one of the greatest gymnasts of all time, had already withdrawn from four previous finals, citing mental health concerns and a case of the "twisties," or mid-air disorientation that gymnasts occasionally suffer.
USA Gymnastics said in its tweet that later this week, the athlete will make a decision if to compete in the balance beam final, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 3. The group added, "Either way, we're all behind you, Simone."Simone, who won four gold individual medals, plus a bronze for beam, at the 2016 Rio Olympics, arrived in Tokyo earlier this month hoping to win six gold medals, including five individual ones, to become the most successful woman Olympian of all-time across every sport.
Simone Biles' 2020 Tokyo Olympics JourneySimone had taken part in one of the events from which she withdrew, for part of it. Last week, she exited the women's team final after one rotation and a disappointing performance on the vault, but still helped Team USA win the silver medal. headtopics.com
Simone later said on her Instagram Story the twisties "randomly started happening" the morning after the preliminary competition and that by then, an alternate was not allowed to replace her. "I chose to not continue team competition in jeopardizing losing a medal (of any color) for the girls....also for my own safety and health."
"For anyone saying I quit. I didn't quit, my mind & body are simply not in sync," Simone. "I don't think you realize how dangerous this is on hard/competition surface nor do I have to explain why I put health first."She
continued, "I didn't have a bad performance & quit. I've had plenty of bad performances throughout my career and finished the competition. I simply got so lost my safety was at risk as well as a team medal. therefore the girls stepped up and killed the rest of the competition & won silver...QUEENS!!!!!"Read more: E! News »
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What a team player TEAM SIMONE BILES, What Ever she wants to do or not do!!!!!! ❤️Ya Simone! She needs to go home and not let this Olympics be about her. Getting selfish now Maybe she's pregnant 🤷🏽♀️ Simone Biles Olympic career waning as quickly as these damn vaccines. She’s afraid of losing, so just quits.
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Simone Biles Withdraws From 2 More Olympic EventsBiles abruptly pulled out of the women’s all-around and team competitions earlier this week, citing mental health concerns. Take time to recover GOAT 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯 when you want a child to do something with a whole heart you have to get them to WANT to do it. Bitching,berating, beating down, may get them to do it but with half heart results. If I was her, I wouldn't want to do a f'ing thing Being a celebrity definitely has its advantages. Imagine a pilot quitting midair, a surgeon quitting in the middle of a procedure or a soldier quitting when engaged in a combat for the same reasons as Simone Biles.
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