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'If you think Simone Biles is anything but tough, you just haven't been paying attention,' Kavitha Davidson says on Biles' decision to withdraw from several Olympic events to prioritize her mental health.

8/1/2021 8:31:00 PM

'If you think Simone Biles is anything but tough, you just haven't been paying attention,' Kavitha Davidson says on Biles' decision to withdraw from several Olympic events to prioritize her mental health.

The most decorated gymnast of all time has withdrawn from several Olympic events after saying her mind and body are “out of sync.” Olympic gymnast Bridget Sloan, The Athletic staff writer Kavitha Davidson and Penn State professor Dr. Amira Rose Davis discuss Simone Biles’ decision to prioritize her mental health and what it means to Black women in particular.

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Mental health is absolutely vital. It’s better to keep yourself together and at peace, than to fall apart for the world! She also protected her physical health. You could see the twistys. She is showing me how tough she is by doing what she's doing,with the whole world watching she had the cohrage to put her physical health ahead of everything else, I commend her on making the correct decision she could have gotten seriously injured, God bless her!!

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