Support for US gymnast Simone Bileswho pulled out of the women’s team final at the Tokyo Games after a disappointing jump, saying she needs to focus on her mental health. “After the gig I made, I just didn’t want to go on.”
Biles, 24, who has won 30 Olympic and world titles. The 24-year-old American later said her future at the Games would be determined later.
Meanwhile, support for Biles has poured in from teammates, Olympians past and present, celebrities and others.
This is what some people say:
Jordan Chiles, US Olympic gymnast who replaced Biles
“That was a huge deal. When I was told to grab the handles, I was just like OMG. Those were definitely some big footsteps that I had to fill in and I’m very happy that I did it. Yes, it is the GOAT (the greatest of all time). I was able to show the world that not only can you follow in the footsteps of great people, but we did it together. “
Mai Murakami, Japanese Olympic gymnast
“This is very unusual for her, but when you are under a lot of pressure it can affect your body … I think she decided to save her body for later this week for the all-rounder and gear.”