Simone Biles OUT of individual Tokyo 2020 event due to mental health – but USA star could still go for gold next week

SIMONE BILES has pulled out of Thursday's women's individual all-around gymnastics final to focus on her mental health.

The American superstar withdrew from yesterday's team final.

And she has taken this latest decision in order to protect herself.

Biles, 24, could still compete in next week's individual events finals, however, as she continues to be assessed.

A USA gymnastics statement read: "After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health.

"Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participated in next week's individual events finals.

"Jade Carey, who had the ninth-highest score in qualifications, will participate in her place in the all-around.

"We wholeheartedly support Simone's decision and applaud her bravery in prioritising her well-being.

"Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many."


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