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Speedy recovery!took to social media to reassure her fans
“German shepherds don’t play. I’ve grown up my whole life with German shepherds & never got bit. This dog @ the farm just said NOT TODAY. Lol I went to the dr to get a tetanus shot,” Biles, 24, wrote alongside an Instagram Story video featuring her injured finger on Friday, August 13.
The athlete’s accident happened at home after her return from the Tokyo Olympics. During the sports tournament, Biles
Look: Simone Biles Has A Blunt Message For Her Critics
A month removed from a trying trip to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics, and Simone Biles has had a chance to reflect on what transpired. She’s holding her head high after an up-and-down personal performance. After being beset by the “twisties,” a dangerous issue that gymnasts can face that makes it difficult for them […] The post Look: Simone Biles Has A Blunt Message For Her Critics appeared first on The Spun.
“Physically, I feel good, I’m in shape. Emotionally, that kind of varies on the time and moment. Coming to the Olympics and being head star isn’t an easy feat, so we’re just trying to take it one day at a time and we’ll see,” the gold medalist told Today‘sin July .
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withdrew from all but one individual event
As Biles, she got honest with fans on social media about her reason for taking a step back.
Simone Biles will make mental health advocacy part of post-Olympics GOAT tour
Simone Biles will make mental health advocacy part of her post-Olympics Gold over America Tour — aka GOAT — after her decision to opt-out of five of six Olympic gymnastics finals became the talking point in Tokyo. "I gave an outlet for athletes to speak up about their mental health and their well-being and learn that you can put yourself (as a person) first before the athlete." Biles told the AP it will also include a segment on the importance of taking care of your mental health that will be led by former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi.
“I didn’t have a bad performance & quit,” she wrote during an Instagram Q&A in July. “I’ve had plenty of bad performances throughout my career and finished the competition. I simply got so lost [that] my safety was at risk as well as a team medal. Therefore the girls stepped up and killed the rest of the competition & won silver QUEENS!!!!”
At the time, the Ohio native shared a video of herself practicing that showed her struggling to land a trick properly.
“I also have no idea how I landed on my feet on that vault bc if you look at the pictures & my eyes you can see how confused I am as to where I am in the air,” she noted via Instagram.
When a fan asked how long it could take for her to feel confident on the mat, Biles replied that she would need time to go “back to basics” before handling more flips.
“Unfortunately it varies with time,” thealum explained about her recovery. “Typically for me it’s usually 2 or more weeks when I’ve had [the twisties] before. Honestly no telling / time frame [it’s] something you have to take literally day by day, turn by turn.”
Simone Biles says she 'should have quit way before Tokyo' Olympics .
Biles said that she is taking more time to focus on her mental health.In an interview with The Cut's Camonghne Felix, Biles said that she even though she had been listed as a favorite to sweep gold medals in each event in which she competed, she should never have made another Olympic team given what she had gone through over the past seven years.