JUST IN: US gymnastics superstar Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team competition at the Tokyo2020 Olympics
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1 hr 23 min agoOlympic surfer Carissa Moore had to learn to "trust myself without my family here" to win goldGold medalist Carissa Moore, center, South Africa's Bianca Buitendag, left, Silver medalist, and Japan's Amuro Tsuzuki celebrate on the podium at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, on July 27. Olivier Morin/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
Beforeshe won the gold, surfer Carissa Moore said she experienced a"rollercoaster of emotions" after arriving in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics without her family."It’s been a crazy couple of days ... just trying to figure out the break, find my rhythm, learning how to trust myself without my family here," said the 28-year-old America after her win on Tuesday.
According to the four-time world champion and world No.1 the gold medal is"quite heavy.""I’m very proud and honored," added Moore."I feel super blessed, super fortunate. It’s been an incredible experience.”Moore was born in Oahu, Hawai and it was a Hawaiian -- Duke Kahanamoku -- who was key to introducing surfing to the world. headtopics.com
A talented athlete, Kahanamoku was the first swimmer to win the Olympic 100m freestyle twice in a row after victory at the Antwerp 1920 Games,"This was his dream, to have surfing in the Olympics. I hope I made him and my people proud," said Moore of Kahanamoku.
The 28-year-old said she wished that the people who supported her on her surfing journey were with her."I wouldn’t be where I’m today without you guys. I can’t wait to come home and celebrate. Thank you for staying up and cheering for me. It’s not only my friends and family, I have friends and family all over the world. I love you guys,” she said.Read more: CNN »
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Can someone be the GOAT if they quit when things get tough? TokyoOlympics cursed Good. For sale, one gymnast suit with a goat 🐐 on it. Woke ya choke. Activism destroys everything it touches. Might as well close the Olympics Oh no!! Simone! I hope she is okay! Maybe Subway and all those endorsements she gets because of the Olympics should withdraw as well 👀
Going gets tough and you quit… the new American way Yeah go ahead poor people of America, kill me Very sad So sad Way too much buildup and expectation. They should have just let her perform normally. The first night she was off a bit. Whn NBC hooked her up with her family you could hear the frustration even then. She's still a winner! SimoneBiles Tokyo2020
Simone Biles Does Her Own Hair and Makeup at the Olympics Because What Can't She Do?'If we're looking busted, mind your own business.' Simone_Biles Simone_Biles Gorgeous GOAT Simone Biles
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Simone Biles ends competition early in gymnastics team at Tokyo OlympicsJUST IN: Simone Biles leaves competition early at the Tokyo2020 gymnastics team finals after rare stumble on vault. Take care SimoneBiles a) It may be 'rare', but it is human. Forgive me but this is implying that she is above humanity most of the time. b) It was due to a 'mental issue', not a stumble. She deserves nothing but praise and prayers. I am sure she is heartbroken but our love for her strength and talent is unwavering.
Simone Biles Falters On Vault, Pulls Out Of Gymnastics Team Final With Apparent InjuryThe champion gymnast faltered on the American team’s first rotation on vault and walked off the floor at the Tokyo Olympics. WHOA SHE DIDN'T WALK OFF THE FLOOR SHE DIDN'T FINISH HER LANDING AND NEARLY ENDED UP IN SOUTH KOREA... WALKING OFF THE FLOOR SUGGESTS SHE WAS PISSED..THIS WAS A MISSED LANDING. good You REALLY need to rethink the way you write your headlines. Your headline makes it sound like she is a petulant child. She is the GOAT. After the previous round you all wrote about her as though she had failed while she was actually FIRST in standings. You are the problem!