Simone Biles Breaks Silence After Withdrawing From Gymnastics Team Final: ‘We Hope America Still Loves Us’


Simone Biles broke her silence in a candid interview after withdrawing from the women’s gymnastics team final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“I’m OK, just super frustrated how the night played out but super proud of these girls that stepped up and did what they needed to do,” the athlete told Today’s Hoda Kotb on Tuesday, July 27. “And now we’re Olympic silver medalists so it’s something that we’ll cherish forever.”

Simone said that she feels “good” physically after her exit. “Emotionally, that kind of varies on the time and moment,” she added. “Coming to the Olympics and being head star isn’t an easy feat.”

As for whether she’ll compete in the Thursday, July 29, individual all-around competition, Simone left that up in the air. “We’re gonna take it day by day, and we’re just gonna see,” she said.

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