The world’s most famous gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from four event finals at the Tokyo Olympics, citing her mental health. He was highly praised for this big step of his. Simone was in the headlines last year for many reasons.
Simone Biles named Best Athlete of the Year 2021 by Time Magazine
Famous gymnast Simone Biles has been voted the best athlete of the year 2021 by Time magazine. One of the greatest gymnasts of all time, Biles withdrew from the finals of four events at the Tokyo Olympics, citing mental health. Biles, a four-time Olympic medalist, became a victim of ‘the twisties’. In which there is no sense of place and direction in the air. Despite this, he won a silver medal in the all-around team event and a bronze medal in the balance beam.
19-time world champion Biles
After arriving in Tokyo, Biles started having anxiety and had to seek the help of a therapist. Biles, a 19-time world champion, says she was feeling nervous. How much confidence should be there during training? She could not feel that much.
Simone testifies in a sexual harassment case against Nassar
A month after the Tokyo Olympics, she testified before the US Senate in a sexual assault case against former gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. While giving this testimony, Simone wept in the courtroom. Along with him, two other players Aly Raisman and MacKayla Maroney also became emotional.
Nassar convicted of sexually abusing 300 girls
A Senate team is investigating the FBI’s lack of investigation into the case of Nassar, who is serving a life sentence in prison. Dr. Nassar was convicted of sexually abusing 300 girls. Simone Biles, who won 7 Olympic medals and 25 World Championship medals, accused the FBI investigation of saying that the FBI did not do its job properly in this serious case.
Made headlines in Tokyo Olympics
American gymnast star Simone Biles was an icon during the Tokyo Olympics. Recently she showed her glamorous side at the Met Gala 2021 in New York. Simone Biles made headlines on the red carpet at the Met Gala after she made headlines at the Tokyo Olympics by raising the issue of depression among top athletes.