Simone Biles withdraws from particular person ground workout routines, nonetheless choosing stability beam
TOKYO – Simone Biles retired from the floor exercise finals on Monday, USA Gymnastics announced on Sunday.
She has not yet made a decision about participating in the balance beam final, which is scheduled for Tuesday. She won bronze at the event in Brazil five years ago.
Biles had previously been eliminated from the all-around finals as well as on vaulting and uneven bars.
“Simone has withdrawn from the event finale for the floor and will make a decision on the beam later this week,” said a tweet from USAG. “Either way, we’re all behind you, Simone.”
Biles had qualified for all individual events after qualifying last week and was the favorite for winning multiple gold medals at the Games. She withdrew from the team final on Tuesday after the first event on the jump.
She later told the media that she had “seen the twists and turns” and didn’t trust herself anymore. In a series of posts on her Instagram story on Friday, Biles stated that she is still experiencing the phenomenon of gymnasts feeling lost in the air, saying that her “mind and body are just out of sync “.
Biles will be replaced by British Jennifer Gadirova in the floor final on Monday.
Biles was the reigning Olympic champion in all-around as well as on the floor and in the jump and is widely regarded as the greatest gymnast of all time.