As Biles left the competition floor, NBC announcer John Roethlisberger said, “We’ve just been told that, with regards to Simone withdrawing, it is not injury-related. It is a mental issue that Simone is having.”
Simone Biles withdrew from the team gymnastics final in Tokyo, as commentators speculated about her physical and mental health.
No one has officially confirmed that statement, but these Games have had an unprecedented focus on athletes’ mental health. That change has been led by tennis star Naomi Osaka, who has been open about her mental health struggles in competitions leading up to the Olympics. WNBA star Liz Cambage withdrew from the Olympics before they even started, saying she feared for her mental health if she played in a stadium with no fans, while being isolated in a strict quarantine bubble.
On Monday, Biles posted to Instagram about how she’s struggled in Tokyo so far.A post shared by Simone Biles (@simonebiles)“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!”
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Simone Biles says she withdrew from finals over mental health concernsThe Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are underway after the Games were delayed for almost a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Follow here for the latest news on the Summer Olympics. Are you serious? Well, she just lost her meal ticket for the next 20 years. Wow, what a fall from grace. Let the inevitable hate begin. I appreciate that she is taking time off for her health. She is one of the best for sure. My problem with all of this is that she chose to come out with a GOAT leotard. She mentioned it was to 'mess' with her 'haters.' That seemed arrogant. In a way, you added to the pressure
Russian gymnast says team 'didn't waste our chance' after Simone Biles withdrew from eventIn the end, the Russian team beat the Americans by 3.5 points, a significant margin in gymnastics.
Sasha Farber Reacts to Simone Biles' Olympic Gymnastics Final ExitET spoke with the dancer on Tuesday, just hours after Biles' shocking announcement in Tokyo. Those two seem like they'd totally be into exchanging farts into each others faces.
Simone Biles withdraws from individual all-around final at Tokyo OlympicsShe will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals, USA Gymnastics said. NBC will devote 80% of the rest of the Olympics coverage to the Simone Biles story. Why watch NBC and the Olympics then if winning doesn't mean anything
Simone Biles to miss individual all-around final at Tokyo OlympicsShe will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals, USA Gymnastics said. This doesn't surprise me. She looked as though a tremendous weight had been lifted off her shoulders as she cheered her teammates on from the sidelines during the team finals. She is strong because she is protecting herself,letting the world know our young athletes are not machines but real people with hearts and souls that need to be protected and nourished- by dropping out she has won the gold Weak sauce. America in decline. Mental issues due to social media. All trumps fault