Star gymnast Simone Biles withdraws from Olympic all-around competition

The decision comes a day after Biles removed herself from the team final following one rotation because she felt she wasn’t mentally ready.
Simone Biles

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title.

The American gymnastics superstar has withdrawn the all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. The decision comes a day after Biles removed herself from the team final following one rotation because she felt she wasn’t mentally ready.

Jade Carey, who finished ninth in qualifying, will take Biles’ place in the all-around.

USA Gymnastics said Biles will be evaluated daily before deciding if she will participate in next week’s individual events.

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