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Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles pulls out of the Tokyo 2020 team finals

Tokyo Olympics Artistic Gymnastics
Simone Biles, of the United States, waits for her turn to perform during the artistic gymnastics women’s final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Simone Biles withdrew from the Olympics team final. Biles says physically she feels “good” but “it varies” emotionally.


“I just thought it would be better to take a backseat to work on my mindfulness…So I just decided that those girls need to go and do the rest of the competition.”