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Updates on whether Simone Biles will compete in the rest of Olympics after withdrawing from team competition

One of the biggest stars at the Tokyo Olympics withdrew during the team competition. Will she be back for the all-around and event finals?

Simone Biles of Team United States reacts during the Women’s Team Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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.

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.

Update, Wednesday 5 a.m.: USA Gymnastics announced that Biles has withdrawn from the individual all-around competition.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.

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.

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.