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Simone Biles Drops Out Of Olympics Team Finals

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Simone Biles pulled out of the team gymnastics event after sustaining an injury.

Simone Biles is one of the greatest Olympic athletes of all time and she is certainly one of the greatest gymnasts of all time as well. News of her backing out of the Olympics comes only a  day after being commemorated by Twitter. The Olympian made history when the social media giant gave Biles her very own emoji whenever someone uses the hashtag “#simonebiles.” A little picture of an anthropomorphic goat doing a gymnastics routine.

Unfortunately, we may have seen the last of Biles at this year’s Olympics because, according to multiple official sources, she has pulled out of the team finals with a medical issue.Following a disappointing vault at the start of the women’s team event, the American performer was attended to by a trainer and ruled out for the remainder of the event. Her foot was strapped heavily after the vault, signaling that she may have suffered an injury upon her landing.In her place, teammate Jordan Chiles competed in the uneven bars. Biles will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future events.
Biles was hoping to stack her resume with six more gold medals to add to her collection, which would have made her the most decorated woman in Olympics history. With Biles pulling out, the USA won a silver medal in the event, with the team from Russia taking home the gold.

The official statement from USA Gymnastics included: “Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue.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.”

Despite the fact that she’s not performing at her highest capability, she’s still outperformed her competition by completing moves that have never been attempted before. All the best to Biles on a speedy recovery back to greatness.