American gymnast did not have a smooth passage through Tokyo 2020

YURI HIROSHI/FRAME/ESTADÃO CONTENTSimone Biles was bronze in the balance beam final

The participation of Simone Biles in Tokyo 2020 it was not easy. After giving up almost every final in the artistic gymnastics for which you qualified because of twisties” (gymnastics phenomenon in which the mind and body do not connect), the American revealed to journalists that days before the end of the balance beam, played on Tuesday morning, she received the news that her aunt had passed away. “At the end of the day, people don’t understand what we’re going through. Two days ago I woke up and my aunt passed away unexpectedly, and it wasn’t easier to be here in the Olympic Games“he confessed. Asked about her choices not to participate in medal disputes to take care of mental health, Simone celebrated that the agenda has involved so many people.

“Definitely bringing a light to the conversation about mental health, it’s something that people go through a lot that is kind of pushed under the rug,” he said. “I feel like we’re not just entertainment, we’re human too and we have feelings,” he added. Despite not having an Olympics as she imagined, the gymnast declared on her social networks that she is satisfied with what she has achieved. “Leaving Tokyo with 2 more Olympic medals (silver in the team dispute and bronze on the crossbar) to add to my collection is not so bad!” he wrote on your Instagram account.

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