Simone Biles Highlights Importance Of Mental Health While Under The Spotlight

Published on 27 Jul 2021, 22:49
With four Olympic gold medals and dozens of World Championships under her belt, Simone Biles is the most decorated gymnast in the world. But all of that success can bring a heavy amount of pressure with it – a reality that she referenced when she made her shocking decision to withdraw from the U.S. team gymnastics finals at the Olympics on Tuesday. To discuss the growing conversation around mental health among professional athletes, Sue O’Connell – in for Jim Braude – was joined by Boston University lecturer and sports journalist Shira Springer.