It is the first day of artistic gymnastics individual finals, and we will be bringing you all the updates as they come. In men’s we have floor and pommel horse, in women’s we have vault and uneven bars.
We will be tuning in to see what reigning champion Max Whitlock and GB team-mate Joe Fraser can do in the pommel horse. Women’s all-around champion Sunisa Lee will also be in the uneven bars final, to see if she can win her third medal of these Games.
But the big news overnight was that Simone Biles has pulled out of Monday’s floor final, leaving her as a contender in just one remaining event – the balance beam. It follows her withdrawal from the vault and uneven bars competition too.
USA Gymnastics confirmed her decision on Twitter, and said she would make a decision later this week on the beam, the one remaining event she is qualified for at this Games.
“Either way, we’re all behind you, Simone,” USA Gymnastics added in a tweet.
Biles shocked the world when she withdrew from the team finals on Tuesday after a single vault, citing mental health issues. She has received an outpouring of support from athletes, officials and fans, including former first lady Michelle Obama and International Olympic Commission (IOC) President Thomas Bach.
The 24-year-old Biles came to Tokyo with high expectations as she gunned for six gold medals, which would have made her the most decorated Olympic woman.
She earned a silver from the sidelines in the team competition and later cheered USA teammate Lee to gold in the all-around. Her decision to drop out of three more finals means she won’t defend any of the other golds she won in Rio, on vault and floor exercise.
We will keep you up to date on any developments in Biles’s situation, as well as all the action at the Ariake gymnastics centre this morning.