Simone Biles Falters On Vault, Pulls Out Of Gymnastics Team Final With 'Medical Issue'

2021-07-27 06:46:15

Simone Biles pulled out of the gymnastics team final Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics.

Biles, widely considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time, faltered on the American team’s first rotation on vault and walked off the floor soon after with an apparent injury, according to The Associated Press.

She was supposed to have performed an “Amanar” vault, but bailed midair.

Simone Biles stumbles upon landing after competing in vault during the Women’s Team Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27.

The 24-year-old returned to the floor with her right leg wrapped. She hugged her teammates who are seeking a third consecutive win in the event. Jordan Chiles was then subbed in for Biles for the uneven bars in the second rotation.

“Simone has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement. “She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.”

Biles is scheduled to compete for the all-around title on Thursday, and the vault, uneven bars, floor and balance beam from Saturday through Tuesday.

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