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Simone Biles hugs her teammate Jordan Chiles after coming out of the team final at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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Live Updates: The Tokyo Olympics: NPR1

Simone Biles hugs her teammate Jordan Chiles after coming out of the team final at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Gregory Bull / AP

American superstar gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the individual final in the floor exercise, leaving an event in which she could still compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

“Simone has withdrawn from the final of the event on the floor and will make a decision on the beam later this week.” USA Gymnastics said. “Either way, we’re all after you, Simone.”

Biles abruptly withdrew from the team’s final earlier this week after a difficult first vault, later saying he didn’t feel like he was there mentally and that he was dealing with a phenomenon called twisties. He also withdrew from the individual general final and the individual competitions in vault and uneven bars.

Since Biles retired, he has been actively supporting and cheering on his teammates.

USA Gymnastics has not said whether another American gymnast will take her place in the floor final. Jade Carey qualified for the floor along with Biles, and her teammate Jordan Chiles had the next highest score for an American athlete.

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