Unfortunately for gymnast Simone Biles, Team USA, and their supporters, she has not competed in as many events during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as she hoped. Her performances have been limited due to concerns for her mental health.
However, Biles still has opportunities to strike gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. As of Wednesday, July 28, the respected gymnastics star still has a few events on the schedule.
According to TV Line, the 24-year-old star still plans to compete in four events. These are part of the apparatus finals. These finals will be held on Sunday, Aug. 1, Monday, Aug. 2, and Tuesday, Aug. 3. The events are the uneven bars, vault, women’s floor routine, and the balance beam. The uneven bars and vault competitions will take place on Aug. 1. The floor routine follows the next day. And, the balance beam competition will take place Aug. 3.
Biles has won four gold medals in previous Olympic games.
Simone Biles Withdraws from Individual All-Around, Team Competitions at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have not gone the way Simone Biles had hoped. Earlier this week, the decorated Olympian withdrew from the women’s team competition. Now, she has taken herself out of the individual all-around competition.
USA Gymnastics commented on Simone Biles withdrawal from the individual all-around with a statement shared on Twitter. The organization praised the gymnast for her “bravery” and “courage.”
“After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health,” the statement reads. “Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals. 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.”
Stepping into the spot vacated by Biles in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s individual all-around competition is Jade Carey of Team USA.
Biles exited the team competition during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. She went through a vault, but did not land it well. After that, she and a trainer with Team USA exited the floor. Biles came back to the floor, but was wearing the team’s tracksuit. She did not return to competing and was replaced by Jordan Chiles in the uneven bars. Biles cheered for Chiles and the rest of her teammates.
Team USA took silver in the team competition. Russia won gold. Britain won the bronze.
After the team competition of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles commented on her early exit to the media.
“I have to focus on my mental health. …” she said.