Simone Biles once again withdrew from the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, citing mental health.
Byers is the most honored gymnast in the United States Withdraw from the team finals on Tuesday Because of the mental health after struggling in the vault in the early days.
Byers won the first place in the individual all-around event and was a popular candidate to win many gold medals in the Olympics.
But on Wednesday, American Gymnastics Announce Byers also withdrew from the individual all-around competition, “to focus on her mental health.”
The US Gymnastics team said in a statement: “We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and praise her for her courage to put her happiness first.” “Her courage once again shows why she is a role model for so many people.”
The news of Byers’ withdrawal came after a dramatic turnaround during the team’s final on Tuesday, when the 24-year-old withdrew from midfield after the first rotation.
Byers was originally scheduled to complete all four rotations for the US team during the Finals, but she seemed shocked when she entered the vault, which is usually one of her best events. It seems that at the last second of bail, she performed 1.5 twists instead of 2.5, and landed with a big correction.Treasury scored her 13.766, Compared with her average score of 16.050 in the same event during the last Olympic Games, it dropped sharply and was the lowest score in the rotation.
Byers then left the field and returned to the sidelines for the rest of the game to support her teammate, who continued to win the silver medal.
She later told reporters that she felt wrong during the assembly process and withdrew because she “don’t want to risk the team’s medal because of my mistake, because they put too much effort into it.”
“I’m just, like, trembling, almost unable to nap,” Byers added. “Before participating in the competition, I had never felt like this before.”
On the day before the team final, Byers Tell her fans on Instagram She felt the “weight of the world” on her shoulders.
The US gymnastics team said that Byers “will continue to be evaluated every day” to see if she can participate in individual competitions next week.