Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles withdraws from the individual finals, vault and uneven bars

Simone Biles has withdrawn from the individual finals namely vault and uneven bars to proceed with being assessed to discern if she should contend in the artistic gymnastics to focus on her mental health.

Simone Biles has concluded to not contend for the Olympic vault record as she has withdrawn from the individual events scheduled on Sunday for vault as well as uneven bars.

The American gymnast has decided to focus on her mental health. She had also eliminated her name from the tournament during the final of the team on Tuesday and skipped the final for Thursday’s as well.


The 24-year-old stated through her social media on Friday that she is going through with what is interpreted as ‘the twisties’: the sudden inability to feel comfortable while twisting in midair.

The six-time Olympic medalist told that she struggled with the problem earlier but commonly happens during the vault and floor exercise. She is registered to contend in the next week’s balance beam and floor exercise.  She had been specializing in delivering the Yurchenko Double Pike vault in the Japanese capital.

USA Gymnastics asserted that Biles will proceed with evaluating daily to specify if she is conceivable and ready for the coming up events in future.

MyKayla Skinner, the one with the fourth-highest total score in the vault at the time of qualifications will be contending in the vault finals from the side of the U.S. including with the one who ended being the second-highest scorer Jade Carey.