Simone Biles, 24, is kicked OUT of the team final after a shock fault on vault at the Tokyo Olympics – and a day after she said she felt like she had the weight of the world on her shoulders
- The 24-year-old made a serious mistake on her jump and ended up performing a much easier skill than planned, resulting in a low score of 13,766
- She was supposed to go to a Yurchenko vault with two and a half turns, but jumped out at the last minute and only performed a one and a half turns
- Simone’s knees also gave way on the landing, propelling her body forward toward the mat, though she avoided tipping over completely.
Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles has been knocked out of the team finals after just one event after a shock fault on vault resulted in her lowest score in years.
The 24-year-old – who was expected to lead the US to gold in the team event – was pulled from the lineup after making her jump in the opening minutes of the competition in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Simone, who made history earlier this year when she became the first ever female gymnast to perform the incredibly risky and complicated Yurchenko double pike jump, stunned spectators when she made a very unusual mistake in the team final, losing the skill she had planned. to do in the air.
The gymnastics GOAT was supposed to perform a Yurchenko jump with two and a half turns, but jumped out at the last second and only performed one and a half turns, resulting in a much lower starting score.
To make matters worse, Simone’s knees gave way on the landing, propelling her to the mat – though she narrowly avoided falling to the floor.
Simone Biles has been knocked out of the team finals after just one event after a shock foul on vault that resulted in her lowest score in years