Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the women’s team gymnastics final has yet again highlighted the extreme pressure the world’s top athletes are under at Tokyo 2020.
After stepping away from today’s competition, Biles said it was important that she protected her mental wellbeing and that athletes were “people at the end of the day.”
Biles broke down in tears as she addressed the media following the women’s team gymnastics final where Team USA won silver.
“Whenever you get in a high stress situation you kind of freak out,” she said. “I have to focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and wellbeing.”
What’s The Tea: Simone Biles Drops Out Of The Olympic Finals Due To Mental Stress was originally published on praisedc.com