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Simone Biles won’t defend the Olympic gold medal

Jade Carey will replace Simone Biles as an Olympic individual on Thursday.

Tokyo, Japan — Simone Biles does not defend her Olympic title.

An American gymnastics superstar withdrew from the all-purpose competition on Thursday to focus on her mental health.

US gymnastics said in a statement Wednesday that the 24-year-old has chosen not to compete. The decision will be made the day after Biles withdrew from the team final after one rotation because he felt mentally unprepared.

Jade Carey, who finished 9th in qualifying, will replace Biles all-round. Carrie was initially unqualified because she was the third-largest American after Biles and Sunisa Lee. The rules of the International Gymnastics Federation limit the final to two athletes per event.

The organization said Biles would be evaluated before deciding whether she would attend an individual event next week.

Simone Biles won’t defend the Olympic gold medal

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