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Simone Biles Pulls Out Of Individual All-Around Final At Olympics05:08
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Simone Biles waits to perform on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. (Gregory Bull/AP)
Simone Biles waits to perform on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. (Gregory Bull/AP)

Simone Biles has withdrawn from Thursday's individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics. The American gymnastics superstar has withdrawn from the event to focus on her mental well-being.

The decision comes a day after Biles removed herself from the team final following one rotation because she felt she wasn't mentally ready.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR's Russell Lewis, who is in Tokyo.

This segment aired on July 28, 2021.

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