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Title: Simone Biles Speaks Out After Pulling Out of Team Competition
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URL Source: https://www.westernjournal.com/simo ... b2cbe92bd134c5466af5bccb4a232d
Published: Jul 27, 2021
Author: Erin Coates
Post Date: 2021-07-27 21:33:11 by BTP Holdings
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Views: 40
Comments: 3

Simone Biles Speaks Out After Pulling Out of Team Competition

by Erin Coates

July 27, 2021 at 10:28am

After her withdrawal from the Olympic women’s gymnastics team competition Tuesday in Tokyo, Simone Biles said that she feels “good” physically but it “varies” emotionally.

“Physically, I feel good, I’m in shape. Emotionally, that kind of varies on the time and moment,” she told Hoda Kotb on NBC’s “Today

“Coming here to the Olympics and being the head star of the Olympics is not an easy feat, so we’re just trying to take it one day at a time and we’ll see,” Biles said.

It was unclear if Biles will defend her gold medal in Thursday’s all- around competition.

Russia won the women’s team gymnastics event on Tuesday following Biles’ shocking withdrawal. The United States finished second for the silver medal, while Britain won the bronze medal.

The United States had been seeking its third straight gold in the woman’s team event. Team USA last won a silver medal in the 2008 games, when China took the gold.

“Simone has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement . “She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.”

Prior to that announcement, however, NBC’s Monica Alba tweeted that the 24-year-old had not been injured and was having what her coach termed “a mental issue.”

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

She's only 24 years old, but up close she looks 50. She's apparently been pushing herself too hard. Probably should take a break.

The Olympics can be mentally stressful. Look what it did to Bruce Jenner.

StraitGate  posted on  2021-07-27   22:31:03 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: StraitGate (#1)

The Olympics can be mentally stressful. Look what it did to Bruce Jenner.

Classic.

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2021-07-27   23:04:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

At age 24, she is to old for women’s gymnastics. After age 16, it is all downhill. She has an outstanding run but should have retired after the last Olympics.

DWornock  posted on  2021-07-29   4:51:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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