Simone Biles

Posted on AllSides July 29th, 2021

“Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title. The American gymnastics superstar withdrew from Thursday’s all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Wednesday that the 24-year-old is opting to not compete. The decision comes a day after Biles removed herself from the team final following one rotation because she felt she wasn’t mentally ready.” AP News

Many on both sides support Biles’s decision to withdraw:

“Had Biles stayed in the contest yesterday and continued to perform as far below her usual scores as...

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