Football has Tom Brady, basketball has Michael Jordan, baseball has Babe Ruth, and hockey has Wayne Gretzky. For gymnastics, it’s Simone Biles.
Or at least used to be.
She apparently sustained an injury during the vault and will be out for the rest of the competition. The 24-year-old left the floor with a doctor after her vault, then returned with her right leg wrapped.
Details are still emerging as to exactly WHY Biles removed herself from the competition. Some think the injury was the cause, but there have also been reports about Biles withdrawing because of mental health, possibly related to some unfair scores she was given earlier in the competition.
America was still able to take home the silver medal in team gymnastics, but one has to wonder what the stars and stripes would have been able to do had they had the best gymnast in the world participating.
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