Jul 31, 2021 - Sports

Simone Biles pulls out of Olympic floor finals event

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Simone Biles will not be competing in the Olympic floor exercise event to prioritize her mental well-being, USA Gymnastics announced Sunday morning local time.

What's happening: "Simone has withdrawn from the event final for floor and will make a decision on beam later this week," USA Gymnastics said in a statement. "Either way, we're all behind you, Simone."

The big picture: The 24-year-old four-time Olympic gold medalist withdrew from last week's Tokyo Games women's gymnastics team finals and the individual all-around finals.

What she's saying: Biles last Wednesday responded on Twitter to the support she's received following her decisions.

  • "[T]he outpouring love & support I’ve received has made me realize I’m more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before," Biles said.

Go deeper: Simone Biles lauded for "bravery in prioritizing" mental wellness

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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