What's Really Going On With Simone Biles...
Jul 30 2021
Simone Biles Exited The 2021 Olympics and We Are Here To SUPPORT Her!

Dubbed the “greatest of all time”, Simone Biles is now facing the pressures of what her position in the sport causes. For years, the world has stood behind one of the greatest American athletes of all time. Now, she’s raising the bar for mental health awareness.

After withdrawing from the all-around team competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Simone took a stand saying that her own mental health and well being are more important than the world’s expectations of a gold medal win.

Without her scores, the US Women’s Team still managed to secure a silver, second-place medal.

Many athletes, friends, colleagues, and fans are now standing behind Simone as she opens up about what really caused her to withdraw from her big Olympic moment. After her major wins at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Simone Biles became a household name. Her talent and skills were met with the pressures and stress of an entire nation expecting her to win.

All that pressure takes a toll! We’re not being shown that professional athletes are people too! Simone Biles showed the world that it’s OK to put your mental health first.

What’s next for Simone after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? The world of sports is changing for the better as more athletes put their own wellbeing above expectations and wins.

Fans are standing behind Simone Biles through her Olympic journey and whatever comes next!


0:00 INTRO

0:32 Withdrawing from the Olympics

2:24 Real reason she left

3:39 Mental Health

4:16 Support from others

6:01 The GOAT

6:33 What’s Next for Simone

8:07 END

Written by: Lori N.

Narrated by: Natalie Rankin

Edited by: Steven Suñe

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