USA Gymnastics released a statement that stated, "We support Simones' decision and applaud the bravery she showed in prioritizing our well-being." "Her courage is yet another reason she is an example to so many."
Biles was forced to leave in the middle team final last Tuesday after falling during vault. USA Gymnastics announced Wednesday that Biles had also pulled out of the all-around individual competition to "focus on her mental health."
Simone Biles was awarded a bronze medal at Tuesday's gymnastics balance beam final. This is her first event since she pulled out of several competitions due to mental health issues.
It was not clear whether Biles would be allowed to compete at the Olympics. However, USA Gymnastics announced Monday that she would be back on Tuesday for the final event of women's gymnastics.
Biles landed safely, as her teammates cheered. Biles won her seventh Olympic medal with a score of 14.000. She now shares the record with Shannon Miller for most Olympic medals in US gymnastics.
Biles stated that he was proud of himself for going out after all the hardships he had been through.
Biles won bronze in the balance beam at Rio Olympics 2016 along with four gold medals.
Biles stated that this year's bronze was "definitely more delicious." She said, "I'll treasure it a lot more after all I have been through."
It's more than the golds, because I have pushed through so many the past five years and the week that Ive even been here," Biles stated to Today.
China's Guanchenchen and Tang Xijing were awarded gold and silver respectively.