Simone Biles withdraws from Olympic individual floor exercise along with vault, uneven bars finals

Simone Biles is out of her first two event finals in Tokyo.
Simone Biles is out of her first two event finals in Tokyo.

TOKYO – Simone Biles has pulled out of the individual floor exercise at the Tokyo Olympics, according to USA Gymnastics. She still has to decide on the balance beam.

This comes after she also withdrew from the Olympic event finals in the vault and uneven bars.

Biles said she was putting her mental health first when she withdrew from the gymnastics team event after one rotation. The U.S. women won silver there. She also chose not to compete in the all-around. American Sunisa Lee won gold in that event.

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. Biles was the defending Olympic champion in the vault.


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