Gymnastics: Simone Biles bows out of Olympic team gymnastics event

Reuters , Tuesday 27 Jul 2021

Simone Biles
Simone Biles, of the United States, walks after performing on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women s final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Simone Biles's quest to become the greatest female Olympian here in Tokyo took a bizarre twist on Tuesday.

After a disappointing vault in the first rotation of the women's team event, the American was signified by an 'R' on the competitor list before the bars began, indicating she would not continue in the competition.

The International Gymnastics Federation confirmed she would play no further part in the team event.

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