Simone Biles will compete in tomorrows’ balance beam final. It’s the last event for the U.S. women’s team. The 24-year-old withdrew from other individual events and the all-around competition because she had the twisties from stress…. All around chamipon Suni Lee will also be competing.
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 30, 2021
The 24-year-old gymnastic phenom came to Tokyo with high expectations and a fierce competitive edge, but also found herself mentally exhausted as well.
She earned a silver from the sidelines in team competition and later cheered for U.S. teammate Sunisa Lee to gold in the all-around.
Her decision to drop out of three more finals means she won’t defend any other gods she won in Rio, on vault and floor exercise.
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. 🤍
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) July 29, 2021
USA Gymnastics announced Bile’s withdrawal from the floor final Sunday, a day before it is to be contested.