It is being reported that Simone Biles pulled out of the entire team finals at the Olympics on Tuesday due to an injury caused by slipping during her vault attempt.
It appeared that Simone slipped and almost landed on her knees to land her planned Amanar vault. She finished with a 13.766 score and spoke to her trainers after the attempt.
The Olympics then made the announcement of her withdrawal.
— FIG (@gymnastics) July 27, 2021
The 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“Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue.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,” the organization said.
Official statement: “Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue.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
According to Fox News
Biles had been the heavy favorite coming into the Olympics but showed that she was human as she only led in a couple of events coming out of the qualification round to start the Games.
She wrote on Instagram she’s found it difficult to brush off the pressure that comes with being among the faces of Team USA.
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“It wasn’t an easy day or my best but I got through it. I truly do feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders at times,” Biles wrote. “I know I brush it off and make it seem like pressure doesn’t affect me but damn sometimes it’s hard hahaha! The Olympics is no joke! BUT I’m happy my family was able to be with me virtually. They meant the world to me.”
regardless, im proud of her. she pulled out for her health, whether it be physical or mental it doesn’t matter, and she has gotten so far. good job Simone! <3
— milo (@milo_is_qu33r) July 27, 2021
we need to talk about the amount of pressure on these three ladies. what an AWESOME bar rotation!!absolutely smashed it. and jordan??? ok miss underdog you show em what you can do
— Laurie Hernandez (@LaurieHernandez) July 27, 2021
The other America girls are REALLY stepping it up. Every routine they do is making me want to CRY!!! GO SUNI, GRACE, AND JORDAN ?
— Adam Rippon (@AdamRippon) July 27, 2021
There are reports that her withdrawal is not due to a medical issue but for mental health, we will wait for Simone herself to confirm, for now, she is back in warm-up gear and cheering on her team.
Get better Simone!