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Simone Biles out of Olympic floor exercise final, undecided on balance beam


Simone Biles will not be competing in the individual floor exercise final at the Tokyo Olympics.

On Sunday, USA Gymnastics announced the gymnastic legend’s withdrawal from the Monday competition and said Biles has not decided whether to participate in the balance beam final, which is scheduled for Tuesday.

“Either way, we’re all behind you, Simone,” the team wrote.

The news comes after the four-time Olympic gold medalist also pulled out of the uneven bars and vault finals, allowing United States teammate MyKayla Skinner to compete in her place. Skinner won silver on vault Sunday.

Biles hasn’t competed in Tokyo since exiting the team all-around finals earlier this week after getting lost in the air during her rotation on vault. Since that day, the 24-year-old has responded to criticism and attempted to explain a gymnastics phenomenon she’s referred to as the “twisties.”

Biles also withdrew from the individual all-around final due to her mental health, paving the way for Suni Lee to win gold and continue Team USA’s dominance in the event.

With the balance beam finals approaching, Biles now has one more chance to compete in Tokyo. Skinner said Sunday that she thinks Biles will participate.