Simon Biles, US gymnast and world champion recently dropped out of the women’s team event of the Tokyo Olympics. The start of the event was a bit shaky for her and hence she exited the competition floor. She said, “I just don’t trust myself as much as I used to, and I don’t know if it’s age. I’m a little bit more nervous when I do gymnastics. I feel like I’m also not having as much fun, and I know that at this Olympic Games, I wanted it to be for myself. It just sucks that it happens here at the Olympics Games… with the year that it’s been, I’m really not surprised the way it played out.”
Twitter poured all their support on her:
.@Simone_Biles keep whipping out that smile of yours cause it is undeniably golden. Always.
— Mikaela Shiffrin (@MikaelaShiffrin) July 27, 2021
Don’t know about you but I think @Simone_Biles just empowered everyone to put their mental well-being above everything else. WHAT A QUEEN. GOAT in more ways than one. ♥️
— Danusia Francis OLY (@danusiafrancis) July 27, 2021
I can't imagine the pressure Simone has been feeling. Sending her SO much love. It easy to forget she's still human. WE LOVE YOU.
— Adam Rippon (@AdamRippon) July 27, 2021
Sending nothing but love and positivity to the 🐐 @Simone_Biles
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) July 27, 2021
Simone, you’ve made us so proud. Proud of who you are as a person, teammate and athlete. We applaud your decision to prioritize your mental wellness over all else, and offer you the full support and resources of our Team USA community as you navigate the journey ahead.
— Sarah Hirshland (@USOPC_CEO) July 27, 2021