GOLDEN GIRLS: Russian team clinch Olympic gymnastics title to end US dominance in dramatic final after Biles withdraws
Biles said she was withdrawing “to focus on mental health”, which she also cited as the reason for her withdrawal from the all-around artistic final after one rotation at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Tuesday.
A statement from USA Gymnastics on Twitter read: “After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition.
“We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.”
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