Gymnast Simone Biles Pulls out of Olympics, Likely Costing US Gold Medal

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The gymnast representing the Russian Federation managed to take home the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics after US Gymnast Simone Biles suddenly dropped out.

As The Daily Wire reports:

Widely considered to be the greatest gymnast of all-time, Simone Biles entered the Tokyo Olympics with nearly unprecedented levels of hype.

Early Tuesday morning, Biles pulled out of the women’s gymnastics finals after an awkward vault attempt and taking a big step on her landing. She scored a 13.766 on the attempt and was seen walking off of the floor with trainers with an apparent injury.

Biles returned to the floor, as she was scheduled to compete on the uneven bars. Shortly after, it was announced that she had withdrawn from the event and replaced by Jordan Chiles.

The NBC broadcast team said that Biles was not injured, instead dealing with a “mental issue,” but a statement from U.S.A Gymnastics stated it was in fact a “medical issue.”

 

Did Biles unspecified physical or mental breakdown cost the US a gold medal, and if so, who should be held accountable?

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Charles Baldwin
Charles Baldwin
1 month ago

Far too much pressure was put on this wonderful young woman. Let her be.

phogan
phogan
1 month ago

when you’re at this level, she should have been prepared for the mental stress.

Charles
Charles
1 month ago
Reply to  phogan

Easy for you to say. Not everyone has the same makeup. The US Olympic team said it was a medical issue.

Jay G
Jay G
1 month ago

This is the same woman that praises BLM and hates a America and you think she’s wonderful???

Trish
Trish
1 month ago
Reply to  Jay G

Ohhh…I didn’t know that. That stinks. RACISM is evil in EVERY FORM! Looks like our athletes are “paying the price”. 🙁

Charles
Charles
1 month ago
Reply to  Jay G

Showe the link where she did that.

Zipperhead
Zipperhead
1 month ago
Reply to  Charles

She has been a supporter of BLM. This is what I read earlier this morning on her reason to step down:

“ t was a wild Tuesday morning in the United States as fans woke up to the news that Simone Biles, recognized widely as the greatest gymnast of all time, withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics team final competition. The decision came after Biles bailed out on her expected vault, finishing a Yurchenko with fewer twists and a shaky landing for a low-scoring 13.766. She returned to the floor following a brief exit from the arena with a USA Gymnastics trainer. It was announced shortly afterward the four-time gold medalist would not continue in the competition.

CNN Reported that Simone was heard telling her team that she couldn’t handle the pressure on her to protest the National Anthem. She was heard telling her team that BLM was bullying her and threatening to “Cancel Her” if she refused to protest.

After a long battle between BLM and Simone Biles over protesting and disgracing our country, The Greatest Gymnast ever buckles to the pressure of the Evil Black Lives Matter organization. Simone walked out on her team and on the country due to bullying and credible threats against her from BLM and the BLM Movement.

Woke Athletes across the world are contemplating their decision to comply with Black Lives Matter now that Simone has stepped up and quit instead of protest. While nobody agrees with Simone’s decision to quit but we are proud of her choice to stand up against BLM.

Information is coming out quick so we will keep you updated as the information is released.”

carssssss
carssssss
1 month ago

Are you really that stupid? She has done this shit 1000 times! We are becoming a joke!

Charles
Charles
1 month ago
Reply to  carssssss

Show me links where she has done this.

Trish
Trish
1 month ago

I lived in Tokyo. The JETLAG lasts for WEEKS,where all you want to do day & night is sleep & the “Jungle” oppressive heat & humidity in the summer, are brutal.

William Lynch
1 month ago
Reply to  Trish

That is no excuse!! Soldiers have to function in all kinds of terrain and environment as soon as their boots hit the ground!! The mental stress part is BS!! She’s been there before!! Mentally conflicted she maybe but Biles brought it on herself!!

Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
1 month ago

Who cares?

Jay G
Jay G
1 month ago
Reply to  Wharf Rat

Exactly. Many of these so called “athletes” hate the US

carefugee
carefugee
1 month ago

She is a great athlete and a super-great gymnast. I wonder if all this WOKE garbage going on within the US Olympic Team just got her stressed out; and I wouldn’t blame her. God Bless you Simone; please don’t quit gymnastics.

Ed D.
Ed D.
1 month ago
Reply to  carefugee

What are you talking about? She is one of the “woke” individuals on the US Team. She backs blm and hates the USA! GOOD RIDDANCE!

Roger
Roger
1 month ago

Sadly she will be remembered for her actions in these recent Olympics, not the one she excelled in. Her legacy was destroyed by her own actions, which may or may not be related to her activist remarks against the USA. She is now a has-been and will fade into obscurity.

r w
r w
1 month ago

Can’t say I care!

Last edited 1 month ago by r w
r w
r w
1 month ago

She was looking at a gold medal, which means her activist stupidity won’t allow her to take it!

BrewDubbs
1 month ago

I did not see it, but I heard from someone who did that she appeared to have injured a lower leg. What kind of question – “who do we hold accountable?”

I am not a top athlete, but I have dealt with injury before a big event in my athletic past. It messes with your mind and you try to get beyond it, but, injuries are injuries and nobody understands another persons’ pain.

She won’t disrespect our country in any way.

William Lynch
1 month ago
Reply to  BrewDubbs

She already has by being “WOKE” and portraying that to the world!! Where these young people are coming up with their ideology that America is so bad is mind boggling!! You don’t see Americans going to Cuba in small boats to be free!!! WOKE, Is as racist as it gets!!!

Ed D.
Ed D.
1 month ago
Reply to  BrewDubbs

She already has! What rock have you been under?

Allen Brown
Allen Brown
1 month ago

Accountable? ACCOUNTABLE?
What the hell is wrong with the writer of this tragic story!!! This powerful and elite athlete got injured…do you think she trained for 4 or more years, travel half way around the world to just blow it?
Who’s going to hold you accountable for pushing a FAKE NEWS story where there isn’t one, not to mention holding you accountable for being an absolute idiot?

William Lynch
1 month ago
Reply to  Allen Brown

I remember another gymnast that WAS injured, competed anyway, and won the gold!! Mary Lou Retten!!

Carol Coons
Carol Coons
1 month ago
Reply to  William Lynch

And Kerry Strugg

Mike
1 month ago

Who cares about the woke olympics!

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
1 month ago

Are the Olympics going on??? Didn’t realize!!!

Hammer
Hammer
1 month ago

Go Woke Go Broke – no Gold for Simone I said it before, when you are only playing a sport for yourself and not as part of a team (USA in this case) – The team is NO LONGER Greater than the sum of the individuals. Same thing happened in Woman’s Soccer.

BarbF
1 month ago
Reply to  Hammer

We have no desire to watch ANY sport where athletes are kneeling or disrespecting our flag/ country in any way.

USA
USA
1 month ago

Sheeeit!

William Lynch
1 month ago

As sad as it is for me to say, that is their punishment for being “WOKE”!!! IT’S COMING BACK TO BITE THEM IN THE YOU KNOW WHAT, AND IT SERVES THEM ALL RIGHT!!!

Ed D.
Ed D.
1 month ago

Who cares! She is just another entitled snowflake that doesn’t have 2 brain cells to rub together! We are sick of these woke idiots!

Charles
Charles
1 month ago

Are you kidding me? Held accountable? Someone at The Daily Wire needs their ears boxed. Regardless if her issue was medical or mental, she felt she could not be a contributing team member, and choose to step down and allow someone else to take her place. END OF STORY. She is a great gymnast and too much pressure has been laid on her. The Daily Wire is getting on my last nerve. First they were suppressing posts of people who did not agree with their twisting the facts, now they want to punish an American athlete.

Timmy
Timmy
1 month ago

When the evil in promoting Black Lives Matter comes to destroy you!!!!!
GOD has a way of getting even!!!!
DUMBOCRATS are liars!!!!

Zipperhead
Zipperhead
1 month ago

This is what I read this morning on why she stepped down:

“It was a wild Tuesday morning in the United States as fans woke up to the news that Simone Biles, recognized widely as the greatest gymnast of all time, withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics team final competition. The decision came after Biles bailed out on her expected vault, finishing a Yurchenko with fewer twists and a shaky landing for a low-scoring 13.766. She returned to the floor following a brief exit from the arena with a USA Gymnastics trainer. It was announced shortly afterward the four-time gold medalist would not continue in the competition.

CNN Reported that Simone was heard telling her team that she couldn’t handle the pressure on her to protest the National Anthem. She was heard telling her team that BLM was bullying her and threatening to “Cancel Her” if she refused to protest.

After a long battle between BLM and Simone Biles over protesting and disgracing our country, The Greatest Gymnast ever buckles to the pressure of the Evil Black Lives Matter organization. Simone walked out on her team and on the country due to bullying and credible threats against her from BLM and the BLM Movement.

Woke Athletes across the world are contemplating their decision to comply with Black Lives Matter now that Simone has stepped up and quit instead of protest. While nobody agrees with Simone’s decision to quit but we are proud of her choice to stand up against BLM.

Information is coming out quick so we will keep you updated as the information is released.“

kat guerrero
kat guerrero
1 month ago

she messed up, got embarrassed ,( she is great but still human) and went with this scenario

jerry
jerry
1 month ago

Who should be held accountable???? sounds a bit dramatic to me. Sometimes things happen and that as it should be.