What happened to Simone Biles? Why did US gymnastics star pull out of Tokyo Olympics team final?
Simone Biles' Tokyo 2020 Olympics did not get off to the best start after she pulled out midway through the gymnastics team final. The 24-year-old American then pulled out of her individual events for mental health reasons. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+
'I didn't want to cost the team a medal' - Biles explains why she pulled out of team event
A USA gymnastics statement read: "After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics in order to focus on her mental health.
"Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals.
"Jade Carey, who had the ninth highest qualifications, will participate in her place in the all-around.
"Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many."
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