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Entertainment Simone Biles Withdraws from Floor Final, 'Will Make a Decision' About Beam Final Later This Week

07:18  01 august  2021
07:18  01 august  2021 Source:   people.com

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" Simone has withdrawn from the event for floor and will make a decision on beam later this week . Either way, we're all behind you," read the statement from USA Gymnastics. She later announced she would not participate in the all-around, vault and uneven bars finals . With Biles out of the floor exercise, Team GB's Jennifer Gadirova will now be in the final to which twin sister Jessica had already qualified. The six-time Olympic medallist, who won four golds at Rio 2016, has been dealing with the 'twisties,' a phenomenon in gymnastics where an athlete's body does not respond as it has in the past.

Simone Biles has withdrawn from her third individual apparatus final of the Olympics, leaving only one event where she can choose to compete. Her last potential event in the Tokyo Games would be the balance beam , and U.S.A. Gymnastics said she would make a decision soon. “Either way, we’re all behind you, Simone ,” the organization said in a statement. Biles has said that she was not mentally prepared to compete and that she was also dealing with a common gymnastics problem of losing bearings while performing daring maneuvers in the air.

Simone Biles is withdrawing out of another event final in Tokyo — and "will make a decision" about the balance beam soon.

Simone Biles with a racket © Provided by People Simone Biles

On Sunday, USA Gymnastics announced that the gymnast, 24, would be withdrawing out of her third consecutive final. "Simone has withdrawn from the event final for floor and will make a decision on beam later this week. Either way, we're all behind you, Simone," the organization said in a statement.

This latest announcement about Biles' withdrawal comes a day after the organization confirmed her exit from Sunday's vault and uneven bars finals.

"Today, 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," USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Saturday. "MyKayla Skinner, who had the fourth-highest score in vault during qualifications, will compete in vault finals for the U.S. alongside Jade Carey, who finished with the second-highest score."

Before criticizing Simone Biles for her team gymnastics withdrawal, imagine walking a mile in her Air Jordans

  Before criticizing Simone Biles for her team gymnastics withdrawal, imagine walking a mile in her Air Jordans 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.

Simone Biles withdrawal a 'true heroic moment' 10:54. (CNN) Simone Biles will not compete in the Olympics finals for two of the four individual women's gymnastics events, vault and the uneven bars, USA Gymnastics said. Biles , arguably the world's greatest gymnast, has pulled back from Olympic A day later , she withdrew from the individual all-around final for Thursday. Biles was one of the favorites to win gold in that event, having won every individual all-around competition she had entered since 2013. Following USA Gymnastics' announcement Saturday, Skinner said in a post on Instagram

Simone Biles withdrew from the vault and uneven bar apparatus finals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday as the U.S. gymnast continued to wrestle with mental health issues. Biles had earlier stunned the Tokyo Games when she dropped out of the team competition following a poor opening vault and then decided not to defend her all-around crown. The 24-year-old, however, might yet make another appearance at the Tokyo Games having not ruled herself out for floor exercise on Monday and beam on Tuesday.

Simone Biles with a racket: This latest announcement about Simone Biles' withdrawal comes a day after she chose to exit from Sunday's vault and uneven bars finals © Provided by People This latest announcement about Simone Biles' withdrawal comes a day after she chose to exit from Sunday's vault and uneven bars finals

Last Thursday, Biles, who had qualified for every apparatus event final (vault, bars, beam and floor) did not participate in last Thursday's individual all-around final in which teammate Suni Lee won gold and became the fifth consecutive American female gymnast to be named all-around champion.

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Days before, on Tuesday, Biles unexpectedly bowed out of the women's gymnastics team final partway through the competition, and cited both her mental health — in particular, the rattling stress of this particular competition, in which she was the face of Team USA — and the sudden onset of what she called the "twisties," when she lost her ability to sense her body move in the air.

Piers Morgan Roasted for Hypocritical Slams of Simone Biles: 'Nothing Heroic or Brave About Quitting'

  Piers Morgan Roasted for Hypocritical Slams of Simone Biles: 'Nothing Heroic or Brave About Quitting' Piers Morgan is under fire again, this time after making U.S. gymnast Simone Biles the target of his ire. The people of the internet are having none of it, though, turning the British broadcaster's own history and criticism back on him. After Biles dropped out of the gymnastics team finals at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday to focus on her mental health, Morgan tweeted his disgust, saying that Biles should just "admit you did badly, made mistakes, and will strive to do better next time." On Wednesday morning, Morgan doubled down on his comments in a new column about Biles.

Simone Biles on Friday withdrew from two more events - pulling out of the uneven bars and the vault finals , which are taking place on Sunday. The United States Gymnastics Association announced her decision on Twitter. 'After further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars,' they When Simone Biles announced her decision to drop out of the team final and women's all-around competitions at the Olympics this week , the four-time Olympic gold medalist cited a scary mental issue: 'They saw it a little bit in practice.

Simone Biles will not compete in the event finals for two of the four individual women's gymnastics events, vault and the uneven bars, USA Gymnastics said. Earlier this week : McKeown, 20, set the Olympic record for the women's 100 meter backstroke to win gold, just a month after she set the world record in the same event. The adrenaline was clearly flowing when she was interviewed by Australia's 7 News after her big win. When asked by the network if she had a message for her mother Sharon and sister Taylor, who were watching, she responded: "“F*** yeah!", before realizing she swore and

After Biles' withdrawal from the all-around, officials said the exit was "in order to focus on her mental health."

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"For anyone saying I quit. I didn't quit, my mind & body are simply not in sync as you can see here," Biles wrote on social media last Thursday. "I don't think you realize how dangerous this is on hard/competition surface nor do I have to explain why I put health first."

Also last Thursday, the two-time Olympian thanked her fans, tweeting: "The outpouring love & support I've received has made me realize I'm more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before."

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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.

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