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Simone Biles says it feels 'like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders' after getting second place in Olympic prelims

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  • Simone Biles shared her feelings on Instagram after placing second in the qualifying round for her floor routine at the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Biles said that it sometimes feels like she has "the weight of the world on my shoulders" and the pressure is difficult at times. 

  • Despite the uncharacteristic off-day, the 24-year-old international icon is still heading to the finals.

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US gymnast Simone Biles posted an Instagram explaining her feelings after placing second in a qualifying round at the Tokyo Olympics for the floor routine, one of her most dominant events.

"It wasn't an easy day or my best but I got through it," she wrote. "I truly do feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders at times. I know I brush it off and make it seem like pressure doesn't affect me but damn sometimes it's hard hahaha! The Olympics is no joke! BUT I'm happy my family was able to be with me virtually. They mean the world to me!"

Biles is still heading to the finals for gymnastics, but the 24-year-old international icon had an uncharacteristic off-day during qualifiers.

While she placed first in vault and first in the all-around competition, she placed third in balance beam and eighth in the uneven bars.

While the floor routine is often one of her most dominating events, Biles tumbled off the mat during a pass, and placed second behind the Russian Olympic Committee.

The women's team finals for gymnastics will take place on Tuesday.

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