Simone Biles ut av finallagfinalen for kvinner i Tokyo 2020

Simone Biles ut av finallagfinalen for kvinner i Tokyo 2020
The American gymnast left the floor with her trainer before returning with her right leg wrapped

Simone Biles withdrew from the women’s gymnastics team final in dramatic circumstances after appearing to suffer an injury during her opening vault.

Widely considered the greatest gymnast of all time, Biles misjudged her landing on the vaultan event she has so often dominatedand a score of 13.766 was the worst in the opening rotation.

The 24-year-old, who is chasing an unprecedented six gold medals in Tokyo, left the floor shortly afterwards with her trainer.

When Biles returned a few minutes later, her right leg was wrapped and she took off her bar grips and hugged teammates Grace McCallum, Sunisa Lee and Jordan Chiles before putting on a tracksuit.

Biles has qualified for every individual apparatus final and finished top of the all-around standings, but a series of uncharacteristic errors had nevertheless raised questions over her ability to repeat the same heights of Rio 2016 when she won four gold medals.

The undisputed star of the Games, Biles admitted she felt like “the weight of the world” was on her shoulders in an Instagram post on Monday and added that the Olympics “were no joke.”

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