Simone Biles withdraws from the all-around – .

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Simone Biles withdraws from the all-around – .


Superstar gymnast from the United States, Simone Biles, will not compete in the all-around at the Tokyo Games and will instead focus on her mental well-being, USA Gymnastics said in a statement Wednesday morning.

The decision comes a day after she withdrew from the all-around team competition.

Jade Carey, who finished ninth in qualifying, will replace Biles in the all-around.

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“After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles withdrew from the all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Twitter Wednesday night. “We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and salute her bravery by putting her well-being first. Her courage shows, once again, why she is a role model for so many people. “

The statement said Biles will be assessed daily to see if she can “make it to the individual finals next week.”

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The American superstar dropped out of the team final after appearing to falter in the jump competition, opening the door for the Russian team of athletes to win gold for the first time in nearly three decades.

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Jordan Chiles, Sunisa Lee and Grace McCallum guided the United States to the money while Biles cheered from the sideline in a white tracksuit, at peace with a decision that revealed a change not only in Biles, but can -be in the sport that it has redefined.

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“We also have to focus on ourselves, because at the end of the day we are also human,” Biles said. “So we have to protect our minds and our bodies, rather than just going out there and doing what the world wants us to do. “

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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