Simone Biles will not be competing in the floor exercise event to prioritize her mental well-being, USA Gymnastics announced Sunday morning local time.
Why it matters: "Simone has withdrawn from the event final for floor and will make a decision on beam later this week," USA Gymnastics said in a statement. "Either way, we’re all behind you, Simone."
- "[T]he outpouring love & support I’ve received has made me realize I’m more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before," Biles said.
HED: Simone Biles will compete in individual balance beam, floor finals
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Simone Biles on TKTK announced she will be competing in the individual balance beam or floor exercise event finals.
Why it matters: If she wins medals in her last two competitions, she would be the gymnast with the most Olympic medals in the U.S., surpassing Shannon Miller's total of seven.
- Biles withdrew from most of the events in her Olympic program to prioritize her mental well-being.
What they're saying: TKTK