It’s been a hectic few days for the USA gymnastics team and their star performer has been under immense pressure. Unfortunately, this was too much for Simone Biles, who pulled out of the team events yesterday.
“Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. With a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is the most decorated American gymnast and is regarded by many to be one of the greatest and most dominant gymnasts of all time.”
Biles was at her peak and ready for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which was delayed by one year. After competing at five Olympic Games, she is touted as being the greatest of all gymnasts. However, this can come at a high price.
Athletes must be both physically and mentally prepared for the rigor that comes with being a top-performing athlete. With 250 million people watching you closely and depending on you to be in peak performance, this can get a little much for anyone.
Simone Biles Performance
Her performance started to deteriorate and caused great concern after a less than desirable vault event. Notice her facial expressions. Watch below.
Let’s hear what Simone had to say about why she pulled out of the competition.
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