The American athlete, Archie’s favorite in gymnastics, threw the towel during the team’s all-around competition, for medical reasons that remain unknown. His participation in the singles event was hacked.
He wrote that the most successful gymnast of all time had yet to become the most legendary in Tokyo. However, Simone Biles risks not adding any victory to her gargantuan roster (25 world championship medals and four Olympic titles in Rio).
The 24-year-old was actually substituted this Tuesday during the team’s all-out competition, after passing in a vault below her usual standards (note 13.766). The star briefly left the room and then returned with her team, this time with the swing state on the uneven bars and the other two machines in the show (floor, crossbar).
« Simon [Biles] Withdrew from the team competition for medical reasons. Tests will be conducted daily to determine if it can receive the medical green light for the upcoming competitions.” The American Gymnastics Association indicated, without giving further details about the health status of the star.
On Monday during the all-around qualifier, Biles appeared unusually frantic and made several mistakes. She still managed to qualify for the six program finals in Tokyo, the singles all-around and team all-around finals, as well as the four hardware finals.