Update, Monday 4:50 a.m.: Biles is back for the balance beam competition according to USA Gymnastics. That competition will be at 4:50 a.m. ET on Tuesday.
We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow - Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t wait to watch you both!— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) August 2, 2021
Update, Saturday 6 a.m.: USA Gymnastics announced that Biles is out for vault and uneven bars event finals. She could still participate in the balance beam and floor exercise.
After further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars. She will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether to compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam. pic.twitter.com/kWqgZJK4LJ— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) July 31, 2021
Update, Wednesday 5 a.m.: USA Gymnastics announced that Biles has withdrawn from the individual all-around competition. She will be evaluated daily to determine if she will participate in any of the four individual event finals for which she qualified.
After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition. We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many. pic.twitter.com/6ILdtSQF7o— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) July 28, 2021
Update 10:28 a.m.: Biles spoke with the Today Show: “Physically I feel good. I’m in shape. Emotionally, that kind of varies on the time and the moment.”
Simone Biles’ shock withdrawal from the team event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics puts the status of one of the biggest stars of the Games in question.
While the rest of the USA managed to rally for a silver in the team event, there are still five gold medals to be decided in Tokyo; the event finals in balance beam, floor exercise, uneven bars, and vault, as well as the all-around champion. Biles has qualified for the finals in all of them.
As of now it appears USA Gymnastics will be monitoring the health of Biles, and USA Gymnastics is properly treating this as a medical issue.
Official statement: "Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue. She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions."— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) July 27, 2021
Thinking of you, Simone! pic.twitter.com/QA1GYHwWTv
The best to ever do it has at least two days before she would return to competition. The women’s all-around final is scheduled for 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 29th in Tokyo, which is 6:50 a.m. ET. After that, the event finals begin on August 1st, with the vault taking place at 4:45 a.m. ET, and the uneven bars at 6:27 a.m. ET.
The women’s floor exercise, where Biles would perform multiple tumbling passes named after her, would be August 2nd at 4:45 a.m. ET. The balance beam is August 3rd at 4:48 p.m. ET.