Tokyo 2020: Why 'superhuman' Simone Biles could change attitudes to mental health in sport

Tokyo 2020: Why 'superhuman' Simone Biles could change attitudes to mental health in sport

Tokyo 2020: Why ‘superhuman’ Simone Biles could change attitudes to mental health in sport

BBC News says when Simone Biles – four-time Olympic gold medallist, multiple world champion and arguably the greatest gymnast of all time – withdrew from the team and all-around events at the Tokyo Olympics, it was headline news across the US and the world.

The American, who is a sexual assault survivor, spoke about the importance of preserving her mental health and the need to “protect our minds and our bodies,” adding: “We are people, at the end of the day.”

Biles’ decision drew praise from many, but there were others who accused her of using mental health as an excuse for a below-standard performance.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/57996321


 

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