Simone Biles withdraws from individual all-around event to focus on mental health, says USA Gymnastics

Simone Biles has withdrawn from Thursday’s women’s individual all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics “to focus on her mental health”, USA Gymnastics has announced.

The 24-year-old pulled out after one rotation of the women’s team final on Tuesday in Tokyo, citing mental health concerns.

USA Gymnastics said Biles is yet to decide whether to withdraw from her four individual finals, which are scheduled to take place next week.

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In a statement, USA Gymnastics said: “After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition.

“We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritising her wellbeing. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.”

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