Breaking news just in, Simone Biles has just announced she is withdrawing from another two more events in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Now Biles seems increasingly more unlikely to return whatsoever to the Olympic Games.
The 24-year-old gymnast has not competed since she pulled out of the women's team final on Wednesday after one rotation, citing mental health concerns.
USA Gymnastics said in a statement:
Today, after further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars. She will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether to compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam.We remain in awe of Simone, who continues to handle this situation with courage and grace, and all of the athletes who have stepped up during these unexpected circumstances.
Biles is still scheduled to compete in the floor final on Monday and the beam on Tuesday, however many are wondering if she'll appear back on the mainstage whatsoever in this year's Summer Olympics.
After further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars. She will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether to compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam. pic.twitter.com/kWqgZJK4LJ
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) July 31, 2021
Taking to social media, Biles herself revealed that she was suffering from a phenomenan known as 'twisting'.
(You) literally cannot tell up from down. It's the craziest feeling ever, not having an inch of control over your body. What's even scarier is since I have no idea where I am in the air I also have NO idea how I'm going to land, or what I'm going to land on. head/hands/feet/back....
Biles did, however, explain that she has suffered from this before and that it does typically go away soon enough.
Typically for me it's usually 2 or more weeks when I've had them before. Honestly no telling time frame something you have to take literally day by day, turn by turn.
Biles also said that she is not 'quitting' the Olympics and that she will not risk her mental health for medals.
Let's hope Biles is able to make a full recovery and that we will see her back in action once again, when she is ready.