Biles says she determined to withdraw from group occasion to deal with psychological well being

TOKYO — Simone Biles dropped out of the gymnastics group competitors Tuesday citing a must deal with her psychological well being.

“No damage, fortunately, and that is why I took a step again as a result of I did not need to do one thing foolish on the market and get injured,” Biles mentioned. “I believed it was finest that these women took over and did the remainder of the job, which they completely did. They’re Olympic silver medalists now.”

Biles defined that she was shaking hours earlier than the occasion.

“I’ve simply by no means felt like this going into a contest earlier than,” she mentioned.

“It has been actually irritating, this Olympic video games,” Biles added. “I believe we’re just a bit bit too wired, however we must be out right here having enjoyable, and generally that is not the case.”

It is not clear whether or not Biles will compete in her subsequent occasion, Thursday’s all-around finals. She mentioned she is going to take it “a day at a time.”

Biles’ standing for the four-event finals can also be in query.

The U.S. ladies’s gymnastics group, which included Jordan Chiles, Sunisa Lee, and Grace McCallum, gained the silver medal within the group competitors Tuesday.

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