Earlier today, the shocking news was announced that Team USA gymnastics champion, Simone Biles, had withdrawn from the team gymnastics final at the Olympic Games, before the U.S went on to claim a silver medal.

As per Sky News, a statement from USA Gymnastics said: "Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue.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."

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Biles recorded the lowest score on the vault of her Olympic career and briefly withdrew from the arena before returning to support her teammates with strapping on her foot.

And now, Biles has spoken out and confirmed the situation herself. Asked if she's okay after the medal ceremony, the gymnast told the BBC: "Yes, I'm okay. Just dealing with things internally that will get fixed out within the next couple of days. But super proud of how they stepped up to the plate tonight and worked."

Probed on whether she will be back for the individual events on Thursday, Biles replied: "Yes, thank you."

This is a developing story and updates will be posted accordingly.