Figure Skater Gracie Gold Praises Simone Biles for Prioritizing Her Mental Health
Gracie Gold, who has been vocal about her own mental health, spoke on Simone Biles' decision to prioritize herself. 'We're not superheroes,' the figure skater said.
Clive Mason/Getty ImagesThe athlete continued, "The questioning from people who have never been athletes, who have never been at the Olympics, who have never been the greatest of all time in their craft and with millions of people watching them on camera…I think it's just a little bit ridiculous. I thought it was amazing that she's put her mental health first, because as athletes, it's almost like we're conditioned not to show that weakness at all. So to do that and to put that as a priority is incredible."
Gold stated that Biles, often dubbed the GOAT (greatest of all time), is "so accomplished, she doesn't even need to be at this Olympics at all and is still the greatest gymnast ever."The figure skater has herself battled and received treatment for depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. She spoke about her struggles in the 2020 HBO documentary,
The Weight of Gold, in which Olympic champions analyzed their mental health battles while being mega-famous athletes.Gold told E! News she feels she "helped pave the way a little bit" for mental health to be part of the public conversation, "in terms of figure skating." However, she said, "there are so many people still struggling in silence." headtopics.com
"What if Simone didn't come out and say, 'Hey, I need to take a step back, this isn't good.' What if she did push through?" Gold said. "You can't win a medal for the pain or the suffering. Olympians can suffer the longest in silence. There's no medal for that."Read more: E! News »
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