Simone Biles Withdraws From Olympics Team Final After Faltering on Vault
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles pulled out of the women's team finals at the Tokyo Games Tuesday morning, paving the way for the Russian Olympic Committee to win the gold medal.According to USA Gymnastics, Biles dropped out due to an undisclosed medical issue after faltering in the vault competition -- the first event for the American team on Tuesday.
"She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions," the organization said in a statement.Many speculated that Biles' decision to drop was more about her mental health than her physical health.
Biles has been vocal in saying that the pressure of being on a global stage like the Olympics has been harder than ever.
A few hours later, Biles clarified that her decision was indeed made for the sake of her mental health."I've just never felt like this going into a competition before.
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