Simone Biles has been keeping relatively quiet well-nigh her shocking Olympic withdrawal, but what minimal social media worriedness she has engaged in has spoken volumes.
As you likely know, the gymnast decided to pull out of the individual spherical medal events at the Tokyo Olympics without consulting with USA Gymnastics officials pursuit her sudden withdrawal from the team competition on Tuesday. She cited mental health issues.
While the 24-year-old didn’t share her own statement explaining her decision, she retweeted a lengthy statement that seemingly sums up her thoughts — and draws a uncontrived line between the horrendous sexual vituperate she suffered at the hands of doctor Larry Nassar and the mental health issues she’s still battling.
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The statement, which was written by former gymnast-turned-fitness trainer Andrea Orris, began:
“It makes me so frustrated to see comments well-nigh Simone not stuff mentally tough unbearable or quitting on her team. We are talking well-nigh the same girl who was molested by her team doctor throughout her unshortened diaper and teenage years.”
Over 140 young women spoke out versus Nassar. Without pleading guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct, he was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. During his trial, Simone came forward and widow her voice to the chorus of women saying the doctor had molested them. As with many other times she showed nothing but bravery.
Orris unfurled with the remoter upbringing — and trials — of Simone Biles, noting that she was the girl who…
“Won the world spherical championship title while passing a kidney stone. Put her soul through an uneaten year of training through the pandemic. Widow so much difficulty to her routines that the judges literally do not know how to properly rate her skills [because] they are so superiority of her time. That girl has endured increasingly trauma by the age of 24 than most people will overly go through in a lifetime.”
The El Lay-based trainer — who is not known to have overly trained with Biles — went on to note that the error made by Biles on vault would have left most athletes with a serious injury, explaining:
“For non-gymnasts, the fact that she unslaked mid-air and unwittingly did a 1.5 on her first vault instead of a 2.5 is a big deal. It’s terrifying. She could have been severely injured getting lost in the air like that. The fact she somehow landed on her feet shows her wits and is incredible. The margin for error on a skill like that is insanely low. A very small wrong move, and career-ending or plane worse, life-threatening injuries can occur.”
That’s the main point, y’all. Gymnastics is an incredibly dangerous sport, and stuff mentally out of it while competing can lead to serious injury — or plane worse.
Here’s flipside dispersal using the very footage:
After her sudden exit from the women’s gymnastics team final, Simone simply told reporters:
“I just felt like it would be a little bit largest to take a backseat, work on my mindfulness and I knew that the girls would do an veritably unconfined job. I didn’t want to risk the team a medal for, kind of, my screw-up — considering they’ve worked way too nonflexible for that.”
But a US official told DailyMail.com that Orris’ message “sums up everything Simone is feeling and wants to say,” sharing:
“The fact that Simone has retweeted it, shows that she agrees with every word that’s been said on her behalf.”
We think it’s unscratched to say that Simone knows what’s weightier for herself and her team. Whether she returns to the competition or not, gurl will unchangingly be the GOAT!
[Image via MEGA/WENN]
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