Biles: Mental Health Advocacy Part Of Post-Olympic Tour
AP – American gymnast Simone Biles says she wouldn’t change anything about her second Olympic experience.
Biles exited five of the six finals at the Tokyo Games to focus on her mental health.
Biles says it was a small sacrifice to make if it opens the door for others to realize it’s OK to say they’re not OK.
How has it only been 2 weeks since Tokyo? 😯 I’ve been reminded over & over of how grateful I am for my support system. Mental health comes first. That's more important than any other medal you could win. Thank you @athleta and my community for the love. ❤️ #PowerOfShe #ad pic.twitter.com/dmBOplVP2q
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) August 18, 2021
Biles says she is making the importance of proper mental health a focal point of her post-Olympic exhibition tour.
The tour will include several of her Olympic teammates and it starts in Arizona in late September.