USA Gymnast Simone Biles Pulls Out Of Team Final
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Simone Biles is out of the Olympic gymnastics team final. The news was announced on NBC’s live broadcast of the event Tuesday morning.
Later in the broadcast, it was announced that Biles’ exit was a “medical issue” and she would be assessed for “competitive readiness.”
There was some back and forth on whether or not the issue was physical injury or a “mental issue”.
An official announcement from Team USA confirmed the above statement.
Official statement: "Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue.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."
Thinking of you, Simone! pic.twitter.com/QA1GYHwWTv
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) July 27, 2021
The news came after a shaky start for Team USA on the vault.
Simone Biles leaves with trainer after first vault, she looked upset, came back on the floor hugged her teammates and put on her warmups. She’s not competing on bars as planned. No word yet as to why she left and why she’s not competing in the team final as of this moment.
— Shara Park (@KSLSharaPark) July 27, 2021
According to KSL’s Shara Park who is in Tokyo, Biles left with her trainer then came back and hugged her teammates before putting on her warm-ups.
Simone Biles is out of the women's Olympic gymnastics team final in Tokyo. https://t.co/x6BuVRQ0EH
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 27, 2021
You can watch a prime-time replay of the event at 6:00 p.m. MT on Tuesday evening.