Utah’s MyKayla Skinner to compete in vault after Simone Biles withdraws
TOKYO (AP) –
According to USA Gymnastics, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the Olympic event finals on Sunday on the vaulting and uneven bars.
She will continue to be judged daily to determine whether she will compete in the floor exercise finals on Monday or the balance beam a day later.
Biles said she put her mental health first when she retired from the gym team event after a rotation. The US women won silver there.
She also decided not to compete in an all-around competition. The American Sunisa Lee won gold.
MyKayla Skinner, who had the fourth highest number of points in vaulting during qualification, will compete in the vaulting final for the USA alongside Jade Carey, who achieved the second highest number of points.
Biles was the reigning Olympic champion in the vault.