Simone Biles withdrew from the Tokyo Olympic Games Women’s Individual All-Around Gymnastics Final for mental health reasons.
Byers, America’s most famous gymnast, Withdraw from the team finals on Tuesday After the early struggles in the vault.Wednesday American Gymnastics Announce Byers also withdrew from the individual all-around competition, “to focus on her mental health.” Byers won the first place in the event and was a popular candidate who won multiple gold medals in the Olympics.
The US Gymnastics team said in a statement: “We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and commend her for her courage to put her happiness first.” “Her courage shows once again why she is a role model for so many people.”
The news of Byers’ withdrawal comes after a dramatic turnaround during the team finals on Tuesday, when the 24-year-old retired from midfield after the first rotation.
Byers was originally scheduled to complete all four rotations for the US team during the finals, but she seemed shocked when she entered the vault, which is usually one of her best events. It seems that at the last second of bail, she performed 1.5 twists instead of 2.5, and landed with a big correction.Treasury scored her 13.766, Compared with her average score of 16.050 in the same event during the last Olympic Games, it dropped significantly and was the lowest score in the rotation.
Byers then left the field and returned to the sidelines for the rest of the game to support her teammate, who continued to win the silver medal.
She later told reporters that she felt wrong in the assembly and withdrew because she “don’t want to risk the team’s medal because of my mistake, because they put too much effort into it.”
“I’m just, like, trembling, almost unable to nap,” Byers added. “Before participating in the game, I had never felt this way.” On the day before the team final, Byers Tell her fans on Instagram She felt the “weight of the world” on her shoulders.
The US gymnastics team said that Byers “will continue to be evaluated every day” to see if she can participate in the individual competition next week.