“You Can’t Do This Anymore”: Simone Biles’ Self-Talk Led Her to One of the Most Crucial Decisions of Her Life, Revealed in 2021

While the world rooted for her to shine through the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles decided to step back for the sake of her mental health. The seven-time Olympic medallist chose mental health over stocking up her collection with another medal that year. In a recent video with her family, Simone Biles revealed what went through her mind at the Olympics.

Simone Biles had pushed off her mental health for many years

“for so many years I’ve kind of like suppressed all the feelings and everything.”

Simone Biles added

 “I couldn’t do it anymore my body and my mind literally shut down and was like Simone you can’t do this anymore you have to take a break, unfortunately, it’s at the Olympics but we’re shutting your body off right now good luck.”

The USA Gymnastics team takes inspiration from Simone Biles

Simone Biles’s brave decision to prioritize mental health over the Olympics inspired the USA Gymnastics team. Therefore, on the occasion of World Mental Health, it decided to pay for National Team athletes’ and coaches’ routine visits to mental health professionals.

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