Simone Biles Withdraws From Individual All-Around Competition

Simone Biles has made headlines over the past 24 hours after she withdrew herself from the women's gymnastics team finals of the Olympics in Tokyo. The U.S. athlete made her decision after faltering in the middle of the vault competition, and many criticized her for quitting on her team.

Biles' reason for removing herself was mental and not physical, so some presumed that she would still participate in the individual all-around competition. Apparently, that will not be the case.

Here is the statement made by USA Gymnastics on Tuesday night:

"After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games. 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."

As the statement points out, Biles could still participate in next week's individual event finals.

If you want to hear OutKick founder Clay Travis' thoughts on Biles, check them out below. Spoiler alert: he does not hold back.

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Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and