The four-time Olympic champion withdrew from the team's event mid-competition on Tuesday citing mental health concerns.
"We're human beings, nobody is perfect. It's ok to not be ok. It's ok to go through ups and downs and emotional roller coasters," said Phelps, the most-decorated Olympian of all time.
"Even if Biles competed, we would have won anyway," the legendary gymnast and coach said.
"I challenge the IOC to instate softball as a women's sport into the Olympic docket on a regular basis," Abbot said.
"We're going to take it day by day, and we're just going to see," Biles said of her potential return to competition this week.
The exact circumstances surrounding Biles' withdrawal remain unclear. However, earlier this week the gymnast spoke of the mounting pressure she felt to perform.
"If it wasn't for her, we wouldn't be here where we are right now," said Jordan Chiles in support of Simone Biles.
"Kids need strong role models not this nonsense," Morgan tweeted after Simone Biles withdrew from the Olympic gymnastics team final.
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"Coming here to the Olympics and being the head star isn't an easy feat," Simone Biles told Today after her exit from the women's gymnastics team competition.
In the end, the Russian team beat the Americans by 3.5 points, a significant margin in gymnastics.
"It is a challenge to figure out how to stay aggressive while also playing for the team," U.S. assistant coach Lloyd Pierce said Tuesday.
"We're gonna take it day by day, and we're just gonna see," Biles said about competing in the individual women's gymnastics event.
Tokyo reported 2,848 new COVID-19 cases, passing its previous record of 2,520 on Jan. 7, bringing the total to more than 200,000 since the pandemic began.
The Russians performed "brilliantly" reported the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda over the victory at the Tokyo Olympics.
"Nothing is set in tablets of stone," said Sebastian Coe. "You adapt and occasionally reassess."
The girl was caught on camera dreaming about the future as she copied the Olympian synchronized divers on television.
"Watching you gave me courage. You don't have to win a medal. Watching you play is enough for all your fans," said novelist Yuji Taida.
The 24-year-old Biles dropped out after faltering on her opening vault. USA Gymnastics said she was pulling out "due to a medical issue."
"The massive increase in the number of out athletes reflects the growing acceptance of LGBTQ people in sports and society," the website Outsports.com said.
Osaka said lighting the Olympic cauldron during last week's opening ceremony was "undoubtedly the greatest athletic achievement and honor I will ever have in my life."
Jordan Chiles stepped in to replace Simone Biles, who was pulled from the team gymnastic finals following a vault event.
News of Biles' exit is circulating on social media where Team USA fans are sharing their disappointment for the gymnast and her team.
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Alex Morgan could be seen shaking her head during USWNT's match against Australia on Tuesday, and many fans could relate.
Team USA star Simone Biles left with her coach after struggling to stick the landing on the vault.
Grant Stinchfield said he was rooting against the "whiny overpaid social justice warriors" who lost their match against France.
The Moroccan boxer drew comparisons with Mike Tyson when he attempted to bite his opponent's ear.