She made her decision after withdrawing from the final team match due to mental health concerns.
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Simone Biles pulled out of Wednesday's women's all-around gymnastics final at Toyko Olympics citing her mental state. Biles, America’s most decorated gymnast was also forced to withdraw from Tuesday's team final due to her mental health. She had fallen off the vault early and Biles is America's most decorated. Biles was a favourite to win multiple gold medals at this Olympics and qualified first in the individual all-around event.
USA Gymnastics announced Wednesday that Biles had also pulled out of the individual all-around competition, "in order for her mental health to be prioritized." USA Gymnastics released a statement saying that they support Simone's decision and appreciate her courage in prioritizing her health. "Her courage is yet another reason she is an inspiration to so many."
Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the final individual all around competition after a further medical evaluation. Simone's decision is supported wholeheartedly by us. We also commend her for her determination to prioritize her health. She is an example of courage and a role model to many. Twitter: @USAGym
Biles' resignation follows the dramatic events of Tuesday's team finals, in which the 24-year old pulled out mid-competition following her first rotation.
Biles was supposed to complete the four rotations for Team USA in the finals but she seemed to be shaken when she took to vault, which is often one of her most popular events. She attempted 1.5 twists instead 2.5 and made a huge correction. Her vault score was 13.766, which is a big drop from her previous Olympics average of 16.050 and the lowest in the rotation.
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