Simone Biles Drops Out of All-Around

No decision yet on individual events
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2021 2:06 AM CDT
Updated Jul 28, 2021 6:33 AM CDT
Simone Biles Withdraws From All-Around
Simone Biles, of the United States, waits for her turn to perform during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo.   (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

The day after Simone Biles removed herself from the Team USA gymnastics final, USA Gymnastics announced she is also exiting Thursday's all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics. Jade Carey will take the 24-year-old's place, the AP reports. "After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition," the statement reads. "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." It remains to be seen whether Biles will compete in next week's individual events. (More Simone Biles stories.)

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