Olympic champion Simone Biles unexpectedly pulled out of the women’s team gymnastics final Tuesday morning.
According to USA gymnastics they are citing an undisclosed medical issue.
Simone will be assessed daily to determine if she can return for future competitions.
Jordan Chiles competed for Simone on the uneven bars.
Russia went on to win gold, USA-silver, Great Britain-bronze.
Someone said it best. @Simone_Biles already won. She is a class act. Withdrew from team competion after vault… stayed and cheered on her teammates… got them chalk for their hands.. encouraged.. hugged them. She already won. Congrats on the silver medal! @TeamUSA @USAGym
— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) July 27, 2021
Although I’m just a VERY dumb Sports Stooge, I felt obligated to remind you.
You’re the greatest of all time.. ain’t nothing that happens in Tokyo can change that. Your effort, commitment, and UNBELIEVABLE talent have been a gift to us fans.
Cheers 🐐 pic.twitter.com/APsVSswGdn
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) July 27, 2021
— Joshua Chenault (@joshuachenault1) July 27, 2021
I’ll take Simone Biles setting the right example by putting her health first 100 times out of 100. That’s a champion mindset.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) July 27, 2021