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Simone Biles qualified for Team USA's women's gymnastics squad for the Tokyo Olympics on SundayThe NFL player, 25, shared photos from the Olympic gymnastics trials in St. Louis, Missouri, over the weekend, where he was on hand to cheer on the five-time Olympic medalist. Biles made the U.S. women's gymnastics team for the upcoming Tokyo Games at the trials on Sunday.
U.S. superstar gymnasthas withdrawn from two more events at the , leaving her future participation in the rest of the Games in doubt.
USA Gymnastics posted a statement Friday saying Biles was dropping out of the women's event finals for the vault and uneven bars, which were set to take place Sunday, "after further consultation with medical staff."
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Biles had previously withdrawn from the women's all-around final and the remainder of the women's team final after stumbling in competition on Tuesday, which the athlete attributed to her mental health.
The governing body said Biles would continue to be evaluated daily to determine if she will compete in the finals for the floor exercise on Monday and the balance beam on Tuesday.
"We remain in awe of Simone, who continue to handle this situation with courage and grace, and all of the athletes who have stepped up during these unexpected circumstances," USA Gymnastics said.
After further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars. She will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether to compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam.
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Simone Biles is the greatest in her sport, like Michael Jordan was. And we cannot imagine what it is like to be them.For Muhammad Ali, it was a character he created and played. Was he the best heavyweight fighter of all time? It didn’t matter. Ali’s insistent self-aggrandizement was part of the show, along with the poetry and the bolo punches and the dazzling footwork.
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym)
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Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medallist at the 2016 Games in Rio, had been favoured to win at least some, if not all, of the events she ultimately withdrew from in Tokyo.
But the 24-year-old said she didn't want to jeopardize her safety as she struggles with her mental health.
She attributed her stumble in Tuesday's team final to: the sudden inability for a gymnast to make the requisite spins — or sometimes any spins — for a particular maneuver.
“I have to do what’s right for me and focus on my mental health, and not jeopardize my health and well-being,” a tearful Biles said after the Americans won the silver medal in team competition. She said she recognized she was not in the right headspace hours before the competition began.
"It was like fighting all these demons."
--With files from the Associated Press
Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam .
TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles isn't going home with a fistful of gold medals. A mental block — one brought on by exhaustion or stress or something the American gymnastics star still can't quite grasp — that forced her to pull out of four Olympic finals saw to that. Yet standing on the podium Tuesday, a bronze medal hanging around her neck and tears in her eyes, the 24-year-old Biles may have claimed something far more valuable: a piece of herself back. From the “twisties” that have haunted her for a week. From the endless speculation about her state of mind.