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L.A.
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Simone Biles Quit On Her Team And Her Country. She Should Not Be Celebrated For It.
Pretty bold take on this topic. I imagine this POV will not be popular.

From Matt Walsh:
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From the way that Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is being praised this week, you might think that the decorated superstar put on a heroic display during the team competition in Tokyo and led her squad to a gold medal.

Prominent politicians like Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush have made public statements applauding her. The White House Press Secretary expressed “gratitude and support.” Deadspin gushed over “the most impressive move of her career.” Former Olympians joined in the group hug. Articles have been written extolling her bravery and declaring that her achievements this week have sent a “powerful message” to the world. CNN called her performance “impactful.” She has been hailed for her strength and for “setting an amazing example” and being a great athlete and role model. Women’s advocacy groups have thanked her.

It was all perhaps the most effusive praise that has ever been heaped on a quitter.

That is what Simone Biles did to earn this exuberant applause. She gave up. After struggling in the qualifying rounds, and botching her first event in the women’s team finals, Biles decided to withdraw from the meet. The best gymnast on the squad, one of the most celebrated U.S. Olympic athletes of all time, chose to abandon her team in the middle of the finals. Her teammates would finish second behind Russia, while Biles went on to receive even more acclaim than a gold medal would have earned her.

There was some talk early on suggesting that Biles had been physically injured. But that was not the case. Biles has since explained that she left the competition in order to focus on her “mental health” and her “mindfulness.” She complained that the Olympics haven’t been “fun” this year. “This Olympic Games, I wanted it to be for myself when I came in — and I felt like I was still doing it for other people,” she said. Returning to this theme later, she said that it’s important to “put mental health first” because if you don’t then “you’re not going to enjoy your sport.” She complained about the “pressure” that she’s under.

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re: Simone Biles Quit On Her Team And Her Country. She Should Not Be Celebrated For It.
He’s right. She quit.


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re: Simone Biles Quit On Her Team And Her Country. She Should Not Be Celebrated For It.
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He’s right. She quit.
My feelings as well


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re: Simone Biles Quit On Her Team And Her Country. She Should Not Be Celebrated For It.
Too early. Give the young lady some space. Why is everyone in such a rush to cast a verdict?



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re: Simone Biles Quit On Her Team And Her Country. She Should Not Be Celebrated For It.
Quit - to cease, discontinue, relinquish or resign. Yep, sums up what she did.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Simone Biles Quit On Her Team And Her Country. She Should Not Be Celebrated For It.
Doug Gottlieb had a similar take. Basically if she was a man playing in the NFL, she would have gotten ripped. Because she's a chick, she will be promoted to sainthood.


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Cosmo
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ESPN was calling her brave


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But CNN said she's still the GOAT

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tigafan4life
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re: Simone Biles Quit On Her Team And Her Country. She Should Not Be Celebrated For It.
ESPN is a mouth piece for the left. That doesn’t surprise me they called her brave.


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re: Simone Biles Quit On Her Team And Her Country. She Should Not Be Celebrated For It.
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There was some talk early on suggesting that Biles had been physically injured. But that was not the case. Biles has since explained that she left the competition in order to focus on her “mental health” and her “mindfulness.” She complained that the Olympics haven’t been “fun” this year. “This Olympic Games, I wanted it to be for myself when I came in — and I felt like I was still doing it for other people,” she said. Returning to this theme later, she said that it’s important to “put mental health first” because if you don’t then “you’re not going to enjoy your sport.” She complained about the “pressure”


Wonder if she just broke.

I don’t keep up with this shite....but to just quit during the olympics after being the “best” seems quite odd to me.

Did it become to political/puppetmasters for her and it just sucked the life out of it? Kinda like how we feel?

Again I know nothing of the girl since the last olympics and her saying all this is just strange and the timing is strange.

Or did she quit cuz she’s past her prime?
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She Should Not Be Celebrated For It.
I have no problem with Biles quitting. She has her reasons, and we probably don't know what they are. Judgement free.

But those applauding her for quitting... good grief. Those are the ones that need an arse kicking.

And Biles isn't the first. Naomi Osaka was praised and celebrated for quitting Wimbledon.

A generation is watching. Witnessing the media praise people for quitting. Celebrating failure. It's perverse.

This isn't what sports (nor life) are all about.



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Our country is so embarrassing right now. We look like a cluster frick. No discipline. Weak.


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re: Simone Biles Quit On Her Team And Her Country. She Should Not Be Celebrated For It.
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He’s right. She quit.




She should have just used the phrase 'opted-out' huh?


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Feelthebarn
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Mental weakness and zero fortitude arent what made this the greatest country to ever exist


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I wanted it to be for myself when I came in — and I felt like I was still doing it for other people,”


This is what chaps me. She will sit out the team event, that’s supposedly for her country, but will suddenly tame her mental issues and compete in the individual events for herself.
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re: Simone Biles Quit On Her Team And Her Country. She Should Not Be Celebrated For It.
She coming out next?


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Too early. Give the young lady some space.

1. She quit on her team...

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Why is everyone in such a rush to cast a verdict?

2. She's going to compete in "individuals competition"...


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Mickey Goldmill
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re: Simone Biles Quit On Her Team And Her Country. She Should Not Be Celebrated For It.
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This is what chaps me. She will sit out the team event, that’s supposedly for her country, but will suddenly tame her mental issues and compete in the single events for herself.



The team events can replace her with someone that will probably do better than she can right now.


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LSUKNUT
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I care more about the fact the Dems stole an election rather than this BS.


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Vrai
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frick that quitter


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