TOKYO – Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title.
The American gymnastics superstar has withdrawn from Thursday’s full competition to focus on his mental well-being.
USA Gymnastics says in a statement that the 24-year-old is choosing not to compete.
The decision comes a day after Biles withdrew from the team’s final after a rotation because she felt she was not mentally ready.
Jade Carey, who finished ninth in the standings, will take Biles’s place in the overall standings.
Carey initially did not qualify because she was the American in third place behind Biles and Sunisa Lee.
The rules of the International Gymnastics Federation limit countries to two athletes per event in the final.
The organization says that Biles will be evaluated before deciding whether to participate in the individual events next week.