A Ton of People Blasted Simone Biles For Quitting On Team USA & Citing Mental Health Issues (TWEETS)
Social media can be quite cruel.
Americans woke up on Tuesday morning to the shocking news that Simone Biles was out of the last run of the finals in gymnastics a the Tokyo Olympics for what Team USA is calling a medical issue.
While performing her Amanar vault during the first rotation of the team competition, Biles only managed one-and-a-half rotations and landed awkwardly. Biles left and then returned to the arena before the second rotation in a tracksuit as Jordan Chiles took her place for the uneven bars.
“Simone has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement. “She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.”
The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee surged past the U.S. to gold, posting a score of 169.528 to capture the country’s first Olympic title since Barcelona in 1992. The Americans hung in there for silver even without Biles.
While others were showing love to Biles in current state, others blasted her her for quitting on the team.
Biles won four golds and one bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Games. She is considered the greatest gymnast of all time and expected Tokyo to be a crowning send off.