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Simone Biles Withdraws from USA Gymnastics Finals


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During the women’s gymnastics finals at the Tokyo Olympics, Team USA was vying with Team Russia for the top spot. The team comprised Grace McCallum, Jordan Chiles, Sunisa Lee, and the renowned Simone Biles. Biles, a prominent gymnast with numerous gold medals to her credit, appeared to be struggling during her vault attempts, a stark deviation from her usual performance.

After consulting with her coaches and medical staff, Biles made the difficult decision to withdraw from the competition. This setback hindered Team USA’s chances of catching up to Team Russia, ultimately leading to Russia clinching the gold medal with a significant lead.

A USA Gymnastics spokeswoman, Carol Fabrizio, stated, “Simone has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue and will be assessed daily for future competitions.”

The specifics of Biles’ condition remain undisclosed, leading to speculation about whether it was an illness or injury. Biles clarified that she did not sustain an injury but was unable to proceed after her vault mishap. Her participation in the upcoming individual competition remains uncertain.

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