Biles, widely considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time, faltered on the American team’s first rotation on vault and walked off the floor soon after with an apparent injury, according to The Associated Press.
She was supposed to have performed an “Amanar” vault, but bailed midair.
The 24-year-old returned to the floor with her right leg wrapped. She hugged her teammates who are seeking a third consecutive win in the event. Jordan Chiles was then subbed in for Biles for the uneven bars in the second rotation.
“Simone has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement.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.”
Biles is scheduled to compete for the all-around title on Thursday, and the vault, uneven bars, floor and balance beam from Saturday through Tuesday.
Official statement: “Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue. She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.”Thinking of you, Simone! pic.twitter.com/QA1GYHwWTv
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) July 27, 2021
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