Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-07-27 08:30:00 –
Tokyo >> 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.
Biles is back in a few minutes. She grabbed the bar, hugged her teammates Grace McCallum, Snissery, and Jordan Chiles, and then put on her jacket and sweatpants.
However, a social media post by NBC broadcast Al Butler said, “Team USA coaches said the Biles exit was not related to injury.” The coach said it was “a mental problem she had.” “”
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.
The United States started the final in the vault, with Biles last. She was supposed to do “Amanar”. This is a vault that begins with a round-off backhand spring to the table and continues with 2 1/2 twists. She seemed to change her mind in the air and instead twisted 1 1/2.
She got off the podium and was taken care of by team doctor Marcia Faustin before leaving the arena.
Biles arrived in Tokyo as an unquestionable star of the tournament, but struggled at least with her high standards during qualifying. In a social media post on Monday, she felt the weight of the world was on her shoulders and admitted that the Olympics were “not a joke.”
Biles had a chance to actually surpass it after winning five medals in Rio de Janeiro five years ago and advancing to all five finals. It’s not yet clear if she will be able to compete in the all-round finals on Thursday night and the event finals later in the game.
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