US gymnast Simone Biles says she withdrew from the team finals over mental health concerns and that those competing are 'not just athletes, we're people.'
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40 min agoSimone Biles after USA silver medal win: "I’m proud for how the girls stepped up"From left, American gymnasts Grace McCallum, Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles and Simone Biles celebrate after winning the silver medal during the Women's Team Final on July 27. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Earlier this morning, Team USA took silver inthe women's gymnastics team eventafter superstar Simone Biles withdrew. Following the event, Biles said she is proud of how her team stepped up."For me, I’m proud for how the girls stepped up and did what they had to do. I owe this to the girls, it has nothing to do with me. I am very proud of them," she said.
Asked what she told the rest of the team when she withdrew, Biles said she told them,"you have done all the training, you can do this without me, and it will be just fine."After withdrawing from the event, Bilestold the BBCshe is"dealing with things internally." headtopics.com
“I’m just dealing with things internally that will get fixed in the next couple of days,” she said.Biles’ withdrawal from the women’s team gymnastics event came after she scored a disappointing score of 13.766 on the vault in the first rotation of the team event.
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) confirmed shortly afterwards in a tweet that Biles would play no further part in the team event without providing a reason for the withdrawal. Read more: CNN »
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Good on her! Let's someone else win the golden medals. She is still wonderful and made us all proud. I wish her happiness. China will prove victorious. ✊🏿🇨🇳💪🏻 Alot of people here seem to have no clue what depression is https://www.bit.ly/3zB1dTv They want the accolades without paying the price. They already get tons of perks for their status. There are a lot of people who get nothing and don't snivel.
Weak But will recover in time for the individual events. Lame Sounds weak to me She's still awesome no matter how you cry about it. Go USA!
Simone Biles Pulls Out Of U.S. Gymnastics Team Final With “Medical Issue” – OlympicsReigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is out of today’s events in Tokyo after appearing to sustain an injury while participating in the Team Final, the International Gymnastics Federati… She is amazing. Pushed herself beyond what most people do. N That sucks This totally sucks, Simone is amazing to watch, one of the best gymnasts of all time
Both sides need to calm down. Yes, Simone knows the pressure involved and it’s sad she let her teammates down. BUT she’s a teenager doing things that none of us can possibly imagine for her entire life. Let’s just support TEAM USA and rally behind our athletes 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Too easy to play the mental health card when life doesn't give you what you want or expect.
You can only be the GOAT if you stand up for what you need to succeed. Thanks for the reminder, Simone_Biles. Go TeamUSA Olympics I’m sorry but did she have mental issues before the Olympics she’s representing her country and mental problems come up now Never miss a chance to make it about some sort of social justice warrior issue. Her mental was fine until her warm-ups weren't going well. She brought all this extra attention on herself and now...
Wait, did she just quit on her team? Get well soon She's been touting her 'mental illness' for months. She NEVER should have put the INTEGRITY of the team ahead of her ego. No pity for her at all. wow can you get anymore soft? Better luck in 4 years, hope that mental health is doing better. You’ll regret this
NOOOOO,I thought you motherfuckers were robots-_-
Simone Biles Is Out of the Team Final at the Tokyo OlympicsShe withdrew from the event due to a medical issue, according to USA Gymnastics.
Seriously? You walked around calling yourself the GOAT (greatest of all time) For the past two months, and now you can’t hack it when it counts? Perhaps next time be quiet The woke side of the West is rewarding weakness more than excellence. We can understand people without giving easy outs when things get tough; it disrespects those with severe mental illnesses too.
Uh .. wtf? Did someone had a gun to her head and force her to compete with millions in compensation? What is America and why am I representing it? Man, thats a tough break. But hey, everybody’s choked at something. She's a grown woman -- 24 yrs old -- and supposedly the greatest gymnast of all time, competing in events against teenagers... How much mental difficulty could that be? She won BY A LOT when she was 20... How difficult was it going to be to win again?
Prayers🙏 To US your 🏅 just the way you are 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
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