Simone Biles: Tokyo Olympics gymnast withdraws from two more events

Last update on. From the section Olympics Simone Biles pulled out of Sunday's finals in vault and uneven bars gymnastics at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Four-time Olympic champion, 24 years old, withdrew from Thursday's women's all-around final and Tuesday's women-only team final because she needed to concentrate on her mental health. The American has yet to decide whether she will compete in floor (2 August) or balance beam (3 August). According to a statement from US Gymnastics, Biles will "continue being evaluated daily". It said: "After further consultations with medical staff Simone Biles has decided that she will withdraw from the event finals vault and uneven bars. MyKayla Skinner was the fourth-highest vault score during qualification and will be competing in vault finals for America alongside Jade Carey who finished with the second highest score. "We are still in awe at Simone for her ability to manage this situation with courage, grace, and all the athletes who have stepped forward during these unanticipated circumstances." Biles had her lowest Olympic vault score in this rotation, before she pulled out of the team final. She left the arena, but she returned to support her teammates as the Russian Olympic Committee won silver. Biles won the Tokyo Olympic silver medal, her sixth Olympic medal. This brought her total of Olympic and World Championship medals up to 30. Biles stated that after the performance, he didn't want it to end. My mental health is my main concern. My perception is that mental health is more common in sports now. "We must protect our minds, and our bodies. We cannot just do what the world tells us to. "I don’t trust myself anymore. Perhaps it's because I am getting older. You felt the weight of the entire world for a few days, when everyone tweeted you. "We are not just athletes. "We're human beings at the end. Sometimes you have to take a step back."