Star Gymnast Simone Biles Withdrew From Team Competition At The Summer Olympics
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United States star gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the team competition at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday...
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Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles has been pulled out of the team final because of a 'mental issue' after just one event following a shock error on vault that resulted in her lowest score in years - days after she spoke out about her struggle to deal with the pressure of the Olympics.

The 24-year-old - who had been expected to lead the US to gold in the team event - was withdrawn from the lineup after flubbing her vault in the opening minutes of the team final competition in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Shortly after the dramatic error, Simone left the stadium with her trainer and was closely followed by medical staff - sparking fears that she had sustained a serious injury. ...

Her coach confirmed to reporters on the ground that the athlete has not been injured, explaining that she had been withdrawal from the final was the result of a 'mental issue', although USA Gymnastics later released a statement blaming the decision on a 'medical issue' while noting that Simone would be 'assessed for competitiveness' before the individual finals. ...

The shock error and remarkable decision to pull Simone out of the competition comes just days after the athlete opened up about her struggle to cope with the pressure of this year's Olympics.



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GOATS DONT QUIT!
Reply2 months
I guarantee you she wouldn't have quit if she was feeling this stress but still performing well. This mental thing is just an excuse.
Reply2 months
Don't care about her or the Olympics but the F'n media won't stop talking about her!
Reply2 months
Boo frickin hoo. It’s the new thing to do, quit and claim you have anxiety and mental problems. Everything is great when you’re doing magazine covers and commercials and getting paid but all of a sudden you’re mentally ill and depressed so you quit. The media is too much for them, the same media that made them famous makes them mentally ill when they arent sucking them off
2 months
Too much time on tv, social media and honeymooning with that new boyfriend. Didn’t put in the work to be great and figured she could coast through the Olympics. She found out that shite wasn’t happening.and quit n the team
Reply2 months
Absolutely disappointing. She quit on herself, her team, and this country. This was embarrassing for the US.
Reply2 months
Hold our White Claw! - US Women's Soccer Team
2 months
Weren’t the media calling her the greatest gymnast ever just a few months ago? She’s no Jordan.
Reply2 months
She quit. The MSM will still kiss her azz. Quitter.
Reply2 months
I’ll kiss it too.
2 months
So she took a spot on the team to do this? Selfish. Spoiling her legacy.
Reply2 months
JR
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Its all about me generation.
Reply2 months
Correct, just like every other athlete claiming something is wrong, like CRT and racism, she wants a "ME" moment to get in spotlight after the Olympics are over. Guarantee you she is a Dem, and another dumb one who let her country down at that. LOSER..............
2 months
She wants to join the SEC too.
Reply2 months
To all those saying "that's too much pressure, hard to handle, I feel sad for her, etc"...so all that "pressure" magically disappears once she's in individuals competition??
Reply2 months
How about I was the "star" and I did not give it my best effort in training. Now I am not good enough so "I quit"!
Reply2 months
How about she is just a jackass?
2 months
Struggled for months at least with mental illness of some sort (presumably anxiety/depression). She was and is in therapy. She admitted that it feels like the weight of the World is on her and she is basically crumbling under it. Stress, anxiety and depression are hell. It’s just a shame she couldn’t overcome it at this point in time.
Reply2 months
So then she should drop out completely rather than quit on her team but still compete in individuals.
2 months
She doesn’t know what real pressure is. Get in the real world honey. Life ain’t easy
2 months
She's an athlete. If she's not in it to win it, then she should just quit. There are no mental issues to be had by athletes. U choose to be an athlete presumably to win, knowing that winning brings attention. Shy or introverted people DON'T compete to be singled out, they don't WANT the attention.
2 months
Struggled for months at least with mental illness of some sort (presumably anxiety/depression). She was and is in therapy. She admitted that it feels like the weight of the World is on her and she is basically crumbling under it. Stress, anxiety and depression are hell. It’s just a shame she couldn’t overcome it at this point in time.
Reply2 months
If you can't take the pressure perhaps you shouldn't refer to yourself as tGOAT.
Reply2 months
I never heard her call herself that. The media, on the other hand, constantly referred to her as tGOAT. I blame the media.
2 months
SOFT
Reply2 months
There is no I in team. She is more worried about her brand. That’s why she quit.
Reply2 months
Bingo
2 months
Can't imagine putting in that level of work and self-discipline for so many years to just throw it all away by becoming a generally weak individual because 10-15% of her country has the "social justice" virus, and she has to try and fit in with the phonies.
Reply2 months
ignorant
2 months
She has to be related to Arik Gilbert both a bunch of whinny little quitters perfect
Reply2 months
Really? You got stressed out and let you teammates down. OMG.
Reply2 months
Not only her teammates but the entire Olympic Team, and the U.S.
2 months
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