As far as I'm concerned, Simone Biles cut and ran away from the Olympics like a coward.Reports say she needed a mental break.
Her job as an athlete is to compete-period! Athletes around the world have personal problems. Divorce, family members die, sickness, whatever the reason athletes set all those problems aside and compete in their profession. That was what Simone Biles was apposed to do too. And not only for herself, but also to represent the United States around the world.
So sorry Simone! You're not getting any sympathy from me. Victimhood is alive and well!
NY Post reports Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title.
The American gymnastics superstar withdrew from Thursday’s all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being.
USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Wednesday that the 24-year-old is opting to not compete. The decision comes a day after Biles removed herself from the team final following one rotation because she felt she wasn’t mentally ready.
Jade Carey, who finished ninth in qualifying, will take Biles’ place in the all-around. Carey initially did not qualify because she was the third-ranking American behind Biles and Sunisa Lee. International Gymnastics Federation rules limit countries to two athletes per event in the finals.