Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is out of today’s events in Tokyo after appearing to sustain an injury while participating in the Team Final, the International Gymnastics Federation has confirmed.
The U.S. Gymnastics team released a statement shortly after she exited saying she had suffered a “medical issue” and that she would be assessed to determine whether she can participate further in the Games.
Biles left after recording a 13.766 on the vault, the lowest score of her Olympics career. She appeared to stick the landing but was then seen huddled with her trainer and left the floor shortly after.
Considered by many to be the most dominant gymnast of all time, 24-year-old Biles has won a total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals. She took four Olympic golds at Rio 2016, including the event that she was forced to retire from today.
Next up for the U.S. gymnast, who has reached all five finals in Tokyo, is the conclusion of the individual all-round event on Thursday, if she is cleared to participate.
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