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Gymnastics-Biles spells out struggles, no clear word on further participation

Gymnastics-Biles spells out struggles, no clear word on further participation

ELAINE LIES and GABRIELLE TETRAULT-FARBER STAR U.S. gymnast Simone Biles on Friday spelled out her struggles to perform, days after pulling out of the team and women's all-around competitions in Tokyo, but shed no clear light on whether she would take part in further individual events. Biles shocked the world on Tuesday when she did one vault at the start of the women's team final and then pulled out, later saying she had lost her way in the air. The U.S. team subsequently won silver. "It's honestly petrifying trying to do a skill but not having your mind & body…
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Olympics: First stress test for “Covid Games”

Olympics: First stress test for “Covid Games”

THE first major test of how an Olympics can be held in the midst of a pandemic may well come this week in the men's soccer tournament when Japan face a South Africa side that could struggle to field 11 players due to the novel coronavirus. South Africa's squad was severely depleted by COVID-19 infections and withdrawals before they left for the Games and was then hit with the news that two players and a video analyst had tested positive on arrival in Tokyo. Organisers said late on Monday that 21 members of the delegation were close contacts, leaving South…
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