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Simone Biles Pulls Out Of Individual All-Around Final At Olympics

Simone Biles waits to perform on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. (Gregory Bull/AP)
Simone Biles waits to perform on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. (Gregory Bull/AP)

Simone Biles has withdrawn from Thursday’s individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics. The American gymnastics superstar has withdrawn from the event to focus on her mental well-being.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.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with NPR’s Russell Lewis, who is in Tokyo.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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