Simone Biles during artistic gymnastics women’S team final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Center in Tokyo on July 27, 2021.
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Simone Biles he will not defend his all-round gold medal, USA Gymnastics confirmed Wednesday morning.
24year-old superstar pulled out of the individual competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games to focus on her mental health, her team She said.
“Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next individual of the week event finals, “USA Gymnastics said in a declaration.
“We wholeheartedly support by Simone decision and applaud his courage in giving priority to his well-being. his courage shows, still again, because she is a role model for so many.”
Jade Carey, who had the ninth highest score in qualifications, now will take Biles’ place in all around.
Four times Olympic gold medalist, Biles shocked the Olympics world on Tuesday when he suddenly withdrew from the United States team gymnastics finals.
Biles said the emotional toll of the Tokyo Games, not a physicist injury, pushed its release.
“Physically, I feel good”he told Hoda Kotb on “TODAY” on NBC show after she retired. “Emotionally, that kind of varies on the time and the moment. Come here to the Olympics and be the head star of the Olympics are no easy feat. So they were just trying to catch it one day by day and we’ll see. “
Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps, who he was sincere about his struggles with depression, he said he knows how Bile is felt.
“We carry a lot of things, a lot of weight on our backs, ”Phelps said in an interview with NBC News. “And it’s challenging, especially when we have the lights on us that’s all of these expectations that are being thrown on superior of us. “
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