Tokyo olympics 2020: Gymnast Simone Biles Pulls Out Of 2nd Olympics Event Over “Mental Health”

Simone Biles: Olympics is one such sports event where various champions related to different sports fight for prestigious medals. Amid the Covid pandemic, this year the sports event is being held in Tokyo. USA is one of those countries which is known for being one of the best performers in the Olympics.

Simone Biles is one of the most celebrated American gymnasts, with many medals and championships to her credit. The 24-year-old is said to be one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. This year was also not an exception when Simone Biles reached Tokyo, to attend the prestigious sports event.

As the entire world eagerly waited to see Biles performance, it came out as a shocker when she announced her exit from the sports event, abruptly. During one of her performance where the entire world along with her team were waiting to witness her extraordinary performance, Biles shocked the spectators with a very ordinary performance which was a vault and left the event midway. 

She re appeared later, had a quick conference with her teammates and announced her exit. Initially, it was speculated that she might have had an injury, but the real reason turned out that she was facing mental issues. According to Biles, the whole pressure of performing well in the event and the whole process was weighing on her shoulders, and she felt a feeling of being lost. Before the event, Biles had stated that, she had been using therapy and medication to cope up with a few issues, and the stress began to build up as soon as she entered the games.

The exit of Simone Biles is surely a blow to the team, but support started flowing in from the entire fraternity. People started appreciating the fact that, she was prioritizing her mental health more than anything, as the sport, gymnastics demands high mental focus and with an unstable mental health, it was better that Simone had taken the decision of taking a break.

The gymnast said that she was going to take one day at a time and would approach the event with caution. It is yet to be seen if she would appear in the individual all round and apparatus final later this week. Her presence is being expected, but nothing has been finalized yet.

Gymnastics and Olympics surely do add up to the pressure, and we wish Simone would make her comeback with a bang.

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