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Great Britain Jennifer Gadirova Joins Her Twin Sister In the Olympic Floor Final After Biles' Withdrawal

  Great Britain's Jennifer Gadirova will be joining her twin sister Jessica in tomorrow's Olympic floor exercise final after US Simo...

 


Great Britain's Jennifer Gadirova will be joining her twin sister Jessica in tomorrow's Olympic floor exercise final after US Simone Biles withdrew from the competition.

In a brief statement, USA Gymnastics said: “Simone has withdrawn from the event final for floor and will make a decision on beam later this week.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

The American gymnast has been struggling with the twisties - a kind of mental block in which gymnasts lose their spatial awareness in the middle of complex skills- since the early days of the Olympic gymnastics competitions.

She competed at the qualifications where she advanced to all six finals. However, she performed only on vault at the team final before bowing out of competition citing mental health concerns.

The Gadirovas sister made history when they contributed to their team's first Olympic medal since 1928. They won a bronze behind the ROC and the US team.



Written By Gigi Farid

Photo via Gadirova/Instagram

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