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Olympic star Simone Biles withdraws mid-competition l WNT



Biles said that she stepped aside to take care of her mental health and cheer on her teammates. Earlier this year, Naomi Osaka dropped out of the French Open and Wimbledon to prioritize mental health.

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31 comments

  1. google Shane Wiskus…. thats a person who is brave and an inspiration

  2. Guess it's time for some more crying. Who's going to be next?

  3. Where is tonya Harding when you need her lol

  4. Simone Bails 😂ah well. Everyone forgets about olympic athletes faster than you can say “mental health”.

  5. Embarrassment to Her Race and Country…! No way to sugar coat how Much of a Loser She has become.

  6. Actually the Americans female gymnastics team won the gold but the judges decided to award mediocrity performances by women who couldn't get up there with the Americans, so they downgraded some of the Americans routines, an hold up the Russians whom fell off the beam.

  7. In the movie "I Am Legend' the vaccines turned people into zombies

  8. I support Biles' decision to step back for her mental health. But what annoyed me was how much emphasis she put on having fun at the Olympics. The Olympics isn't Disneyland. Professional gymnastics isn't anymore about having fun than professional football or basketball. Like she told her teammate, she already had her Olympics; they did not. Maybe this time around she was doing it for her, and not necessarily her country, but she should have at least thought about her teammates who don't have a fraction of the deals she has for herself. For them, this is not only a sport but directly related to their livelihood. Surely the brand endorsements are better when Team USA wins gold, which is what everyone expected of them. That said, what no one seems to be addressing is why Biles is really off her game. It became very apparent to me that she simply was not going to dominate at this Olympics. In fact, by some standards, this was going to be a major loss for her. Russia beat the girls during qualifications by over a point. Sure, the USA women had an off day, but they still lost. At the finals, their fate was sealed after Simone failed to do her vault. Russia was simply more competitive, and second was the best they could get with or without Simone. I really think that something with wrong in her preparation. Maybe in practice she realized that Jade Carey was going to beat her on floor. I think when she showed up and it was clear that she wasn't competing solely against herself she had a nervous breakdown. But why weren't her coaches preparing her for this? She got too relaxed. The world didn't stop just because the Olympics were postponed. Her competitors were all training to beat her.

  9. Weak woman… That's like Tom Brady saying he's going to drop out of the Super Bowl because the expectations are too high for him to win again. So rather then coming through clutch again he's going elect to opt out…. And women want to be equal?? Act like it!!

  10. She wanted to call the shots and not have the shots called for her.

  11. she is sure for gold but is scared of the liberal lunatics if she stands for the anthem.

  12. Last year racist events may have affected mental health of black American athletes. Their determination to win medals for the country seems to be degraded comparing to past Olympic events as far I remember. Sport competition at olympic level is like a warfare which requires a strong determination which only comes from the genuine feeling of belonging to your own country. Racism is preventing America from reaching its full potential. Athletes are human who are trying to give their best. People who have experienced abuse of any sort including racial, sexual etc..may have difficulty to deliver their best performance when the trigger factors are present.

  13. Ah, what a wicked web is being weaved. Here, a 2-for-1 special, another opportunity to incite racial division and to further the ridiculousness of political correctness. This is worse than taking a knee during the National Anthem. This is traitorous. When you sign up to represent the people of your country in the Olympics, you push through whatever personal issues you may have and fulfill your commitment. To quit midstream is not only selfish, it is a dereliction of duty, basically going AWOL. But don't blame the actors in this facade. Blame the Adversary – the one behind this and so much more – the wicked one fomenting vexation, confusion, and anxiety all over the world. But take heart, for "The Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that their day is coming." – Psalm 37:13

  14. No one takes responsibility for anything anymore, the minute they mess up they suddenly have '' mental issues '' problem is this is denigrating and trivialising people with real problems and issues.

  15. I HOPE SHE DOESNT PLACE IN HER COMPETITION… THE WHOLE POINT OF BEING AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE IS YOU ARE ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE THINGS THAT THE REGUAL ATHLETES CAN NOT IN PHYSICAL AND MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL…SHES A WASTE OF TALENT…. GTFO OF MY FACE…. AS A WORLD CLASS ATHLETE MYSELF WHO ENDED UP FALLING OUT OF A BUILDING AND BREAKING MY BACK, MY FEET, AND MY SKULL…. TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH TO OVER COME….!!! I NEVER STOPPED PUSHING WITH A GOOD ATTITUDE! THEY SAID ID NEVER PLAY BALL AGAIN AND MY GAME GOT BETTER BECAUSE I USED MY MIND MORE WHEN MY BODY WOULDNT WORK RIGHT. I WAS NOT ABLE TO REMOVE MYSELF FROM MY ACCIDENT AND SITUATION AND SAY ITS TOO MUCH FOR MY MENTAL HEALTH… I RESENT THIS PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A CHILD!!!! YOUR NOT A WORLD CLASS ATHLETE, ANY OF US WOULD BE SO GREATFUL TO BE THERE ,, I SAY YOUR DISQUALIFIED EVEN IF YOU GET A MEDAL IN YOUR COMPETITION I WILL NEVER RESPECT IT!!!!

  16. Imagine working your entire life to win an olympic medal but the world only cares about your teammate quitting.

  17. This is poor sportmanship. One has to learn to lose with grace just as you should win with grace. Both are important

  18. She can’t handle the pressure; she grew up in the generation of timeout time and breastfed until she was 10

  19. i am happy that she did what was best for herself, but I feel so bad that this is probably her last Olympics and shes choosing not to compete after everything she has done to get there.

  20. Very selfish , I do not see any bit of sorry from her to her teammates. It’s all about her, very wrong.

  21. So these softies who has had everything put on a plate for them,do they not want any pressure in sports its a competition and its the mentally strong that normally wins not necessarily the most talented. What a sham, is this what the world have come to…too scared to loose they'd rather quit

  22. superstar Olympic Biles great.

  23. Stop talking about Simone she didn’t even deserve to be receiving the silver medal with the team. She didn’t do her job during the competition why is he receiving a medal? She couldn’t handle the pressure in this type of competition,she could be showing a good example for her team mates since she is supposed to be a pro in this time of competition and being before in the Olympic pressures…People stop focusing on her now we need to talk about the other people in the Olympic.She is all over the media now people stop talking about her and focus on the Olympic Games…..She choose to be out so bid.Stay out also from TV and reports asking the same questions and so on…Stop stop this nonsense and let her go for treatment for her own safe……..Enough is enough about this situation…….

  24. She is NOT a team player. She is an “Individual” she should NOT be team captain. A team Captain should have an evaluation to prove they are capable of such a responsibility.

  25. Awww. She made a mistake and runs away and somehow is being labeled a hero? Total crap lol

  26. She had a terrible first event and I believe is using it as an excuse for a poor performance. Anyone can blame a bad performance on it. She wasn’t the favourite. She’s not been in gymnastics for 19 months pushing advertising contracts and so on. She only started training in the gymnastic setting in April. Bravery would be to carry on through adversity. Not to quit. Everyone nowadays jumps on the mental health bandwagon and it’s sickening to see. I think of Strug in 84 who vaulted with a broken ankle when I see this and it really is upsetting people wuss out especially when she’s courted all the attention she’s had since rio.
    Yes she survived sexual abuse. Fantastic but irrelevant to this. And of course if anyone dare criticise her decision to jump ship she will undoubted play the victim or race card. This Olympics already also there was a Russian athlete beat up after a days competition and still came back an hour later to win bronze. THAT is selflessness. Quitting on your team because you started badly isn’t

  27. I’ve never heard of just quitting the Olympics??!!

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