It’s been quite an interesting week for the USA Gymnastics team, especially for Simone Biles.
ICYMI: On Tuesday, Biles withdrew from the women's team gymnastics final at the Tokyo Olympics after a difficult turn on the vault. Following her exit, the 24-year-old gymnast sat on the sidelines and cheered on her teammates as Team USA took home silver medals.
Following the event, the gold medalist spoke out about the possibility of participating in the rest of the events. Biles told Hoda Kotb that she was unsure if she would return for Thursday’s all-around competition. “We're going to take it day by day, and we're just gonna see,” she revealed.
However, it seems like this is no longer up in the air, considering USA Gymnastics released a statement on Wednesday revealing that Biles will not compete in the all-around portion of the events. “After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health,” part of the statement read. “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.”