Michael Phelps Supports Simone Biles After Her Olympics Team Competition Withdrawal 'Broke My Heart' - E! Online

Michael Phelps Supports Simone Biles After Her Olympics Team Competition Withdrawal 'Broke My Heart'

7/28/2021 8:57:00 AM

Michael Phelps Supports Simone Biles After Her Olympics Team Competition Withdrawal 'Broke My Heart'

After gymnast Simone Biles dropped out of the team competition at the 2020 Tokyo Games, Michael Phelps reflected on his own Olympics experience and recalled, 'It was hard for me to ask for help.'

, said athletes need trusted confidantes around them who can truly listen when they discuss what they're enduring and feeling."We carry a lot of things, a lot of weight on our shoulders, and it's challenging, especially when we have the lights on us and all of the expectations that are being thrown on top of us," Michael said. He added about Simone's situation, "It broke my heart. But also, if you look at it, mental health over the last 18 months is something that people are talking about."

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Heartwarming Photos of Simone Biles at the 2020 Tokyo OlympicsHe continued, "The biggest thing is, we all need to ask for help, too, when we go through those times. For me, I can say personally it was something that was very challenging. It was hard for me to ask for help. I felt like I was carrying,

, the weight of the world on your shoulders. It's a tough situation." Read more: E! News »

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If I didn't read the whole article,I would thought they really get heart attack. Seems like Mental Health always took a back seat, now were seeing the BEST OF THE BEST need a mental break too. Love the attention this topic is getting! It broke my heart a little

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Simone Biles' surprise withdrawal at Tokyo Olympics puts spotlight on mental healthSimone Biles' shocking withdrawal from the team competition at the Tokyo Olympics put a spotlight on the extreme stress elite athletes are under. It’s the olympics of course there is stress and anxiety. I remember the times where this was exactly what put elite athletes apart. It never was about the mastery of the sport alone She is terrific❤️