Simone Biles’ decision steals spotlights on Olympics day


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Simone Biles' decision steals spotlights on Olympics day

On the Olympic day, once again, Simone Biles gave something to talk about by announcing that she will not participate in individual events to take care of her mental health

Simone Biles returned to monopolize the day in Tokyo 2020, after the gymnast announced that she will not participate this Thursday in the individual tests to take care of her mental health. Among the highlights of the day is the first gold for Katie Ledecky, surprise eliminations in tennis and the definition of the quarterfinals in men’s soccer.

Simone Biles is ruled out of individual test to take care of her mental health

After the American gymnast was unable to complete the all-around tests in teams, Biles, through a statement issued by USA Gymnastics on their social networks, reported that he will not be present in the individual women’s competition, which will be held this Thursday, to take care of his mental health.

“After the performance I did, I didn’t want to go on. I have to focus on my mental health. I think mental health is more present in sports right now ”, were the words of Biles.

Due to the above, it will be until the weekend when it is known if Biles will participate in the following events in which she is classified. The first of August on uneven bars, on the 2nd on the floor and on the 3rd on the bar.

The first gold arrived for Ledecky

Ultimately, Katie Ledecky won her first gold medal after two failed attempts. The swimmer won the 1,500 meters freestyle, a new test in the Olympic Games that premiered in the Tokyo 2020 pools. The American finished with 15:37:34 to climb to the top of the podium.

Ledecky had missed two chances for the gold medal. In the 400-meter freestyle, he hung the silver medal in the presence of Ariarne Titmus, in addition to finishing fourth in the 200-meter race.

Surprise eliminations in tennis

The tennis day left the surprise eliminations of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman, who failed to win their respective matches to advance to the quarterfinals.

Tsitsipas, four in the world, fell to French Uno Humbert by a score of 2-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-2, while Schwartzman lost against Russian Karen Khachanov by 6-1, 2-6 and 6- 1.

The ‘Dream Team’ reappears with victory

The United States has recovered after its turbulent debut in Tokyo 2020. The ‘Dream Team’ woke up at the Olympic Games and crushed Iran with a score of 120-66, in a match in which Damian Lillard was the figure with 21 points scored .

The Americans entered the contest last Sunday with a surprise 83-76 loss to France. The ‘Dream Team’ will close the group stage next Saturday against the Czech Republic.


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