• Simone Biles Withdraws From 2 More Tokyo Olympics Events, Will Be Replaced By MyKayla Skinner On Vault

    1 month ago - By Deadline

    The world's greatest gymnast, Simone Biles, has bowed out of scheduled Olympic events for the third time this week. On Tuesday, she removed herself from women's team competition. On Thursday, Biles said she would not participate in the individual all-around final. On Friday - Saturday in Tokyo - U.S.A. Gymnastics issued a statement indicating that...
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  • Maher Calls Conservatives Who Attacked Simone Biles the ‘Lowest, Vilest'

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    On the latest episode of “Real Time,” Bill Maher spent some time defending Olympic gymnastics superstar Simone Biles and her decision to withdraw from several Olympic events to protect her mental health.
    Specifically, Maher said “the award for lowest, vilest was the conservatives who went after Simone Biles.”
    Maher read comments from several right wing critics of Biles, including Charlie Kirk, the Texas deputy Attorney General, “some a-hole I never heard of, who gets quoted by people I have heard of,” Piers Morgan, and a former “Real Time” guest. All of whom either disparaged Biles'...
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  • Simone Biles Withdraws From Individual Vault and Uneven Bars Competition

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    Simone Biles will not be competing in the finals of the individual vault and uneven bars events in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Sunday, the USA Gymnastics medical said in a statement Saturday.
    “Today, after further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars,” the statement reads. “She will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether to compete in the finals for floor and balance beam. MyKayla Skinner, who had the fourth highest score in vault during qualifications, will compete in vault finals for the U.S...
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