“Might Just Start Crying”: Harrowing Reality of Simone Biles Post-olympic Trauma Unveiled by Jonathan Owens

Published 12/20/2023, 9:00 AM EST

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Simone Biles has once again ascended the gymnastic throne after a brief respite from her queenly duties. Her renewed coronation is scheduled for 2024 when she will firmly repose her status as the de facto queen regnant. However, the fanfare from her impending grand ascension cannot eclipse the gloomy past in the gymnast’s life. But, in typical fairy tale fashion, her knight in shining armor was there to rescue her from the malevolent demons.

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Now, her husband and constant partner in agony and joy, Jonathan Owens, broke his silence to reveal the tough times in the athlete’s life. During his appearance on The Pivot Podcast,’ the NFL legend said, “being around her and just seeing like, we might be in the bed and she might just start crying”.

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When Simone Biles suffered the career-ending “Twisties” at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, she put on a brave face and announced her withdrawal from the competition and hid the emotional turbulence brewing within her heart.

Owens mentioned how he used to try to keep her motivated but even the best players go under pressure. He said, “Baby you got it you know like just trying to help kind of boost and she’s you know just kind of telling me like something you know something’s up like you know I don’t really trust myself,  it was just crazy man like like you said the best you know the pressure gets to you know everyone.”

The Green Bay Packers’ strong safety went on to express why it was important to take care of mental health because “you know mental issues you can’t see it people don’t think they need to take care of it you,” he said. The 28-year-old American realized this when he was around Biles during her tough times.

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The trauma of unfulfilled ambitions was too much for $imoney to bear. Jonathan Owens suggested she take a few years off in order to decompress and focus on her mental well-being. Cut to 2023, and Simone Biles is again at the top of her game, but the fears of the past are far from allayed.

Simone Biles’ lingering fears

The fearful echoes of the previous Olympic Games continue to haunt Simone Biles in the present. As the newest iteration of the Games draws closer, she could not help but delve into a bit of retrospection. Biles said,Although I freak out a little at the beginning of every Olympic cycle, I’ll have to remind myself that I’m fine when the clock hits 2024″.

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This statement of confidence stemmed not just from the achievements she has already attained, but also from Jonathan Owens. As a form of tribute to him for his incredible support, she will be championing mental health as she guns for the all-around title in Paris next year.

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Anchal Ahuja

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I am Anchal Ahuja, an Olympic Sports writer at EssentiallySports. My love for sports grew when I first watched Olympics when I was 7-years-old. Growing up as I started to delve deeper into the sporting realm, I decided to move on with my new passion with all new hopes to get success.
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