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Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympic Event

Clip: 07/28/2021 | 7m 49s | Video has closed captioning.

Gymnast Simone Biles stepped away from her team final yesterday, citing her mental health as reason for her withdrawal. USA Gymnastics says Biles will be evaluated to see if she'll compete in next week's individual events. Biles is one of a growing number of professional athletes to recently bring attention to the mental stress associated with high-performance athletics.

Aired: 07/28/21

Rating: NR

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