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Simone Biles Withdraws from All-Around Competition and Update from Tokyo.

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It has been a busy 24 hours in Simone Biles world – USA Gymnastics released a statement stated the four-time Olympic gold medal winner withdrew from the all-around competition that would take place in Tokyo on Thursday.

This was less than a day after removing herself from the team final – Biles felt she just wasn’t mentally ready to compete.

One thing about life and sports – is I feel we all have an opinion and me personally I never competed in the Olympic Games – I played sports for fun growing up and grew up in a sports loving family – Simone Biles decided to withdraw she didn’t want to hurt her team and she felt she just wasn’t mentally ready –  all eyes are on her at the world’s biggest stage and we never know what someone is dealing with or going through.  I wish her nothing but the best.

In other Olympic news:

Katie Ledecky won a gold medal in the 1500-meter freestyle!

Also a special shoutout to Cincinnati’s own – Kareem Elgazzar he’s a sports photojournalist in Cincinnati – he’s shooting for USA Today in Tokyo and is getting some special shots – no surprise Kareem is killing it at the Olympic Games.

 

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Thanks for checking out this midweek update! I’ll be back on Friday for more from Tokyo 🙂

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