Jade Carey will step in and take Simone Biles' place in the all-around competition on Thursday at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
This news comes after Biles withdrew from the competition earlier in the week citing mental health concerns.
The USA Gymnastics announced that twenty-one-year-old Carey will compete in the event in the place of Biles while she focuses on her mental health.
In a statement, USA Gymnastics said: "After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles was withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health. Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week's individual event finals. Jade Carey, who had the ninth-highest score in qualifications, will participate in her place in the all-around.
"We wholeheartedly support Simone's decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many."
Carey finished ninth and was the third-best American in the all-around during qualifying after she finished with a 56.265.
The twenty-one-year-old scored 15.166 in vault, 14.133 in uneven bars, 12.866 in balance beam, and 14.100 in floor. Her vault result was second-best in the competition and the floor result was the third-best, Fox News reports.
Carey would have qualified for the event in the first place had there not been a rule that allows only 2 gymnasts from any country to compete in it.
She will now join Sunisa Lee.
Biles pulled out of the women's team final on Tuesday after her vault landing in the opening rotation saw her earn the lowest Olympic vault score of her Olympics career.
After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition. We wholeheartedly support Simone's decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many. pic.twitter.com/6ILdtSQF7o
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) July 28, 2021
Speaking with reporters afterward, Biles explained that she needs to "focus on my mental health."
"I have to focus on my mental health. I just think mental health is more prevalent in sports right now," she said.
Biles had previously shared an Instagram post in which she revealed that she felt like she had "the weight of the world on my shoulders at times."
It is not clear whether Biles will withdraw from any of the individual apparatus finals due to take place next week but we wish Team USA the best of luck in the rest of their Olympic adventure!