Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2021-07-27 07:41:04 –
Tokyo (AP) – Olympic Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles appears to have been injured during the vault and has not made it to the team finals.
The 24-year-old American star, considered the greatest gymnast of all time, flocked with a trainer after landing in a vault. After that, she left the stadium with the team doctor.
A few minutes later, Biles returned with his right foot wrapped. She grabbed the bar, hugged her teammates Grace McCallum, Snissery, and Jordan Chiles, and then put on her jacket and sweatpants.
Americans are forced to finish the rest of the tournament without her, severely hindering their bid to claim the Olympic title for the third consecutive year.
Biles arrived in Tokyo as an unquestionable star of the tournament, but struggled at least with her high standards during qualifying.
Simone Biles left the arena after a disappointing start in the women’s team final 🇺🇸
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) July 27, 2021
Official Statement: “Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team’s final due to medical problems. She will be evaluated daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.”
Thinking about you, Simone! pic.twitter.com/QA1GYHwWTv
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) July 27, 2021