Simone Biles smiles after the closing ceremony of joining the Olympic team on the final day of the women’s competition at the US Olympic Team Trials for Gymnastics in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, June 27, 2021.
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The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is out of the team final after apparently injuring herself while jumping.
The 24-year-old US star, considered the greatest gymnast of all time, crouched with a trainer after landing her jump. Then she left the competition floor with the team doctor.
Galle returned a few minutes later with his right leg wrapped around him. She took off her handlebar grips, hugged teammates Grace McCallum, Sunisa Lee, and Jordan Chiles before pulling on her jacket and sweatpants.
The Americans will be forced to finish the rest of the competition without them, severely hampering their bid for the third consecutive Olympic title.
Biles came to Tokyo as the undisputed star of the Games but struggled during qualifying, at least by their high standards.
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