News Desk : Simone Biles pulled out of two more events at the Olympics on Saturday, raising major doubts over whether she will compete again in Tokyo as Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare was thrown out after failing a doping test.
Biles came to Tokyo seeking five gold medals to equal the Olympic all-time gymnastics record of nine, but mental health issues forced her to pull out of the team final on Tuesday and she did not take part in the all-around competition.
USA Gymnastics said the 24-year-old would sit out two more events.
“After further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars,” the USAG statement said.
“She will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether to compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam.”
Biles said on Friday she was struggling with the “twisties”, a mental block that has taken away her ability to perform the high-risk moves that she has trademarked.