Simone Biles exited the women’s gymnastics team finals early on Tuesday night in Japan following a slight struggle at the vault event.
Biles planned an Amanar vault but ditched it for an easier 1.5 twist and posted a 13.766. That is the lowest vault score of the reigning Olympic all-around champion’s career.
She left the floor with the team’s medical trainer following the move then ultimately pulled out citing her mental health./
Biles admitted that she felt like she had the weight of the world on her shoulders.
“It wasn’t an easy day or my best but I got through it,” Biles wrote Monday in an Instagram post. “I truly do feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders at times.
“I know I brush it off and make it seem like pressure doesn’t affect me but damn sometimes it’s hard hahaha! The Olympics is no joke!”
Chiles, Suni Lee and Grace McCallum will continue on with the competition.
“Simone has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement.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.”
One of Biles’ coaches told NBC that “physically she is fine, but she is done for tonight.”