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Health & Fit Simone Biles Is a Champ in 'Mental Gymnastics' Too

06:18  05 august  2021
06:18  05 august  2021 Source:   themighty.com

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American gymnast Simone Biles has spoken on her shock withdrawal from the artistic all-round team event at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, when the US went on to finish second behind Russia. A clip circulating on social media purported to show a conversation between Biles and a US team trainer before she made her decision to withdraw, in which the gymnastics star appeared to say "I can't get up there." Only clue re; Biles is a barely audible conversation she had with a trainer just before leaving the floor: pic.twitter.com/fCOaMwy45s.

media captionWhat young gymnasts think of Simone Biles ' decision. Biles ' decision to withdraw from all but the balance beam finals events at the Tokyo games "simply wasn't an option in 1996," Moceanu says. "Having a choice — it changes everything." Like many athletes, she applauded Biles 's decision to step back from Olympics events after the gymnast became deeply disoriented on a vault during the team qualifiers. Today, Moceanu is an advocate for gymnasts and has testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in support of a bill to protect young athletes.

When news broke of Simone Biles’ withdraw from her program during the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, I couldn’t help but think that’s how it should be. When you’re struggling mentally, having one of those tough days, you should be able step back to catch your bearings. I know I do. The problem is, the stigma is still there and that’s why we not only are hearing words of support for Simone, but also words of criticism. I’ve read where some are calling her “weak,” a “coward” and just not “tough” enough.

Simone Biles wearing a uniform: Simone Biles holding a bronze Olympic medal and flowers, smiling © The Mighty Simone Biles holding a bronze Olympic medal and flowers, smiling

Inwardly, I scoff at these words. I can almost laugh at loud at the ridiculousness of such statements. Why? Because advocating for yourself, let alone your mental health, takes intestinal fortitude… you know… guts. It took guts for Simone to do what she did.

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Four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles said "I have to focus on my mental health" after pulling out of the women's gymnastics team final. The American left the arena after the vault, but later returned to support her team-mates as they claimed silver behind the Russian Olympic Committee. I just think mental health is more prevalent in sports right now. "We have to protect our minds and our bodies and not just go out and do what the world wants us to do. "I don't trust myself as much anymore. Maybe it's getting older. There were a couple of days when everybody tweets you and you feel the

Simone Biles of Team United States competes on vault during the women’s team final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 27. Getty Images. USA Gymnastics released a statement July 27 declaring that Biles ’ withdrawal following her vault rotation was due to an unspecified “medical Here is a look back at all the times Biles has been open about her mental health struggles, including her childhood experiences, living with ADHD and the abuse she suffered at the hands of disgraced gymnastics trainer Larry Nassar. Simone Biles is consoled by coaches Cecile Landi and Laurent

I can only imagine how someone with Simone’s fame, the pressure of greatness that comes with it, being put in those shoes, and in that moment. To make that decision, while literally the entire world is watching, is simply incredible.

As someone who battles mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety stemming from that disorder and chronic illness, voicing you are struggling and need space to concentrate on your mental health is not always an easy feat. Sometimes, it’s due to my voice shaking, but other times, because I’ve received some of the same negative statements as Simone. I’ve been called “weak,” a “coward” and was told I wasn’t “tough enough” simply because I was struggling. That stung. Today, those responsible for those words are no longer in my life.

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Simone Biles has withdrawn from the gymnastics team finals in Tokyo -- the Olympic superstar is dealing with a "medical issue" that has forced her to back out of the event, officials say. USA Gymnastics released a statement Tuesday morning saying, " Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue. She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions." Biles seemingly injured her leg after landing her vault attempt speaking with a trainer and leaving the floor before returning with her right leg wrapped.

Simone Biles had to withdraw from the women's team gymnastic final on Tuesday as the Russia Olympic Committee (ROC) took gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The other thought that hit me when I observed Simone’s courage was: Why is society so against people struggling, period? Why is it taboo to be struggling with anxiety, depression or any other mental health diagnosis? Why should those of us who advocate for ourselves be congratulated simply for taking care of our health?


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That last one, I feel I can answer: It’s seen as a courageous step to take care of your mental health now because of people like Simone crushing stigmas and stepping into a fight where, by simply saying “I need help,” is brave, normalizing taking care of ourselves. It is a fight, and it is a true battle in every sense of the word to go against the fray.

Stigmas never cured anything. They never stopped an issue from being present. Society’s opinion doesn’t change reality, but oh, does it help when those who are struggling are not shamed for being human. For having human emotions, for having health problems.

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  Michael Phelps Speaks Out on Simone Biles and Reminds Us, It seems like everyone has an opinion on Simone Biles withdrawing from the gymnastics team and all-around finals at the 2021 Olympics, some more welcome than others. Few of us, though, can even fathom the pressure she's under as the face of her sport and an entire Olympic Games, with the crushing expectations of a gold-medal favorite on her shoulders. If anyone can relate, it's swimming legend Michael Phelps, who has spoken openly about how his own Olympic experience affected his mental health and the importance of reaching out for help.

Simone Biles returned to the floor to cheer on her teammates. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images. With her teammates by her side and encouraging her, Biles said she hoped that talking about mental health – so long a taboo in sport – would ultimately have more impact than winning medals. In Rio she had equalled the women’s gymnastics record of capturing four golds at a single Games, and she was a huge favourite to become the oldest woman in more than five decades to win the Olympic all-around title. Yet in the quiet of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, none of that seemed to matter any

Simone Arianne Biles (born March 14, 1997) is an American artistic gymnast . With a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals

Over the past years, I’ve seen the shift toward understanding and awareness regarding mental health, which is long overdue. It was during that shift I was able to find help and advocate for myself. It’s a step that I’m truly thankful for.

We’re not quite at the point where everyone feels they can ask for help, but we’re getting closer thanks to people like Simone Biles humanizing mental health struggles. I have hope, even with the criticism still alive and well, I have hope.

Supporting Simone and others struggling with mental health issues is important. She is considered a hero by many for her incredible feats as one of the best gymnasts (if not, the best) in the world and I see why. To me, she’s more of hero in my eyes for working through the mental gymnastics of advocating for herself.

Well done, Simone. Well done, all of us.

Simone Biles Said It "Just Sucks" That the Olympics Didn't Go as Planned for Her .
She said, though, that she knew it was in the team's best interest to pull out when she did. "I definitely had the team in my best interest, and that's why I decided to pull out," Biles said. "I didn't want to potentially lose a medal spot for them. Because the girls were more than prepared to go in and to do their job, which they did." Biles then got incredibly real about everything that went down, saying, "Even I didn't know I was going through it until it just happened. It just sucks. Like, train five years, and it doesn't go the way you wanted.

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