Biles pulls out of vault and uneven bar finals


TOKYO: Simone Biles withdrew from the vault and uneven bar apparatus finals as the US 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 tomorrow and beam on Tuesday.

“Today, after further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars,” said USA Gymnastics. “She will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether to compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam.” — Reuters

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Gymnastics

Fu Jie clings on to age-old adage
Simone Biles condemns U.S. Olympic Committee, FBI for sex-abuse crisis
Gymnastics-Swiss trainers resign amid abuse allegations, poor performance
Tan eyes last chance to make dream come true
Shu Liang has clear plans to up the level of our gymnasts
Many ‘twisties’ and turns, but American exits Games a champ
Bulgaria break Russia’s stranglehold to emerge tops
Gymnast Sharul: Help men’s team qualify for Olympics
Olympics-Rhythmic Gymnastics-Bloody noses and back surgeries: gymnasts pay high price to compete
Russian twins on top in early qualifying rotations

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers