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Biles: Mental Health Advocacy Part Of Post-Olympic Tour

Aug 19, 2021, 9:29 AM
Simone Biles...
Simone Biles of Team United States watches her team perform on bars after pulling out of the competition after only competing on the vault during the Women's Team Final on day four on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
(Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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