Simone Biles will not defend her all-around Olympic gold medal. A day after the superstar gymnast left the team final at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to focus on mental health, she also has withdrawn from the individual all-around competition.
The 24-year-old could still compete for more medals.
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“Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement. “We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.”
Jade Carey, who had the ninth highest score in qualifications, will take Biles’ place in the all-around.
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