The retiring of the gymnastics team competition put Simone Biles in trouble for the future participation in the Tokyo Olympics.
Simone Biles, the defending Olympic gymnastics champion, said that behind her shock was “mental health problems.” drop out From the Tokyo Olympic Games women’s gymnastics team finals.
The 24-year-old American is widely regarded as the best gymnast of all time, and she is expected to participate in all six Olympic events, including Thursday’s all-around champion defending, and next week’s four equipment finals.
“I don’t believe in myself anymore,” Byers said with tears when he met with the world media. “I must pay attention to my mental health.
“Life is more than gymnastics.
“Unfortunately, it must happen at this stage, because I absolutely hope that these Olympics can do a little better.
“We must protect our minds and bodies, not just go out and do what the world wants us to do.”
After completing the solo jump on Tuesday, Byers left the field with the team doctor and returned with his right leg a few minutes later.
Before putting on her jacket and sweatpants, she took off the barbell handle and hugged her teammates Grace McCallum, Sunissa Lee and Jordan Chilis.
‘Deal with the devil’
Byers talked publicly about her struggle with depression. She previously revealed that she was one of hundreds of gymnasts sexually abused by former US team doctor Larry Nassar, who is currently serving a life sentence.
She said on Tuesday that treatment and medication have helped her, but not enough.
“I think it all went smoothly, but whenever you are in a high-stress situation, you get a little scared. You really don’t know how to deal with all these emotions, especially at the Olympics.
“Once I step on the mat, it’s only me and my mind, dealing with the devil in my mind.”
The official statement comes from @usagym About Simone Biles 🇺🇸: “Due to medical issues, Simone has withdrawn from the team finals. She will be evaluated daily to determine health certificates for future competitions.” #Art Gymnastics #Tokyo2020 #Olympic Games
-Figs (@gymnastics) July 27, 2021
The governing body of gymnastics later confirmed on Twitter: “After the regular season, Simone Byers will miss the rest of the women’s team finals.”
The United States Gymnastics team issued a statement later that day that Byers “withdrew from the team finals due to medical issues. She will be evaluated daily to determine the medical pass rate for future competitions.”
The United States will have to complete the remaining team competitions, where the highest scores of each national gymnast in the four main events are combined to determine the winner, and Byers won four gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Her absence will definitely prevent the US team from winning the Olympic Games for the third time in a row.