Simone Biles Describes Needing to Focus on Her ‘Well-Being’ After Olympic Withdrawal: ‘There’s More to Life Than Gymnastics’

Simone Biles confirmed she withdrew from the Team Gymnastics event at the Tokyo Olympics to “focus on my mental health” and “not jeopardize my health and well-being,” while speaking to reporters Tuesday.

After early reports from a coach stated Biles pulled out of the competition for a “mental issue,” USA Gymnastics later released a short statement calling her withdrawal a “medical issue.”

Speaking to reporters following the competition, which saw Team USA earn the silver medal,
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