Simone Biles, a four-time gold medallist in gymnastics, pulled out after she scored 13.766 nn. This was her lowest Olympic score. Later, the 24-year-old released a statement to tell fans that she prioritized her mental health.
She stated, “After performing I didn’t want it to end.
I must be mindful of my mental well-being. My mental health seems to be more prominent in the sports world right now.
We must protect our mind and bodies, not do the things that are commanded by the outside world.
Simone has won 30 Olympic and World Championship golds in her professional career. She added, “I don’t trust myself anymore.”
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Many of his followers were divided by his comment, some agreeing while others criticizing his ideas.
One commented: “Omg… Did you really just claim that people use mental health to excuse poor performance?” You’re unbelievable.”
Another commenter said: “Or children need to understand that their role models, human beings also… This is a good thing.
Another added, “Chill this my man, we never really know what other people are going through mentally.”
Publiated at Tue 27 July 2021 at 16:49:00 (+0000).