After withdrawing midway through team final, Simone Biles turns focus to individual all-around: 'We’re going to figure it out'

The American gymnast spoke to reporters after Team USA won silver in the women's artistic gymnastics team final. "I’m just dealing with a few things."

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While Simone Biles did not finish the team final on Tuesday (27 July) at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Rio 2016 gold-medal winning gymnast is looking ahead to the individual all-around final.

"I’m just dealing with a few things," she told reporters after the U.S. won the silver in the final, behind the ROC team. "We have a couple more days. We’re going to figure it out.”

The individual all-around is set for Thursday (July 29).

She added: "Gymnastics isn't everything at the end of the day. There's still more to life than gymnastics so I'm not too, too worried about what happened.

"So I'm just tying to gear up for the next couple of days ahead."

Biles pulled out of the artistic gymnastics women's team final due to a medical reason, according to USA Gymnastics. The American bailed out of a two-and-a-half twisting vault after executing just one-and-a-half twists, taking a big step on her landing.

She then left the gym with a medic and minutes later scratched her name from the remainder of the event.

Though she withdrew from the team final, Biles is still eligible for the forthcoming individual all-around and apparatus finals.

The apparatus finals take place 1-3 August, with Biles having qualified for all four: balance beam, vault, floor exercise, and uneven bars.

After the event, she posted to her Instagram, writing: "You girls are incredibly brave & talented! I’ll forever be inspired by your determination to not give up, to fight through adversity! They stepped up when I couldn’t. thanks for being there for me, having my back!"