Simone Biles reveals mental health reason for pulling out of the Olympic team gymnastics final

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Published on 28 Jul 2021, 10:53
SIMONE Biles has spoken out about her mental health issues after pulling out of the Olympic team gymnastics final, saying she is "fighting her own head."

The gymnast, 24, said on Tuesday that she "didn't want to be dragged out on a stretcher," adding: "We have to protect our body and our mind."

After pulling out of the team final on Tuesday she confirmed she was not injured, adding: "Just a little injury to my pride.

"I have to focus on my mental health.

"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 weight of the world.

"We’re not just athletes, we’re people at the end of the day and sometimes you just have to step back.

"We have to protect our body and our mind. It just sucks when you’re fighting with your own head."

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Simone Biles reveals mental health issues & says ‘I’m fighting my own head’ and ‘don’t want to end Games on a stretcher’

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