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The distress of Simone Biles anguishes the Olympics


ANALYSIS - The withdrawal of the gymnastics star sheds light on the fragility of the stadium gods in an unprecedented way at the Olympics.

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Tokyo has, in a few hours, gone from amazement to a burning question: Will Simone Biles compete in an Olympic event?

A missed passage in the vault precipitated his confusion during the team competition on Tuesday and expressed the arc of his fragility

("I no longer have so much self-confidence (...). I have the impression that I do not take not so much fun (…). I have to do what is right for me and focus on my sanity. ”)

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A worrying withdrawal that triggered a huge wave of emotion to try to console the star of gymnastics.

Testimonials from the world of sport (Chris Evert, boxer Manny Pacquiao, NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns…) and from far beyond, with messages from Michelle Obama or Jen Psaki, spokesperson for the House -White, took turns.

And, on Wednesday, the American Gymnastics Federation announced:

“After a medical evaluation, Simone Biles withdrew from the all-around final.

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Source: lefigaro

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