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Simone Biles


Simone Biles opens up on putting 'myself first' at Tokyo Olympics

October 16, 2021 12:01 pm

Earlier, Simone Biles wrote on Instagram, "This Olympics doesn’t erase the past accomplishments I’ve achieved nor does it define who I am as an athlete"

Simone Biles says she should have quit before Tokyo Games

September 28, 2021 10:11 am

The 24-year-old American dropped out of the opening event at the Summer Games, the team competition in July, after just one vault and later said she was struggling with the "twisties," a serious mental block in which gymnasts lose their sense of orientation.

Simone Biles is 'beaching until further notice'; check out the pictures

August 22, 2021 3:31 pm

The gymnast shared pictures on social media where she looked lovely in a sky blue bikini

Simone Biles: Mental health advocacy part of post-Olympic tour

August 20, 2021 8:32 am

The American gymnastics star has no regrets about her decision to opt-out of five of the six finals in Tokyo because of a mental block, calling it a small price to pay.

How sportspersons maintain mental well-being amid pressure, criticism, injuries and losses

August 13, 2021 12:24 pm

Recently, mental health concerns of sports players came to the fore after Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles and Ben Stokes decided to withdraw from their respective tournaments to prioritise mental well-being

Support for Biles, Osaka shows progress on mental health

August 08, 2021 1:18 pm

Two of the biggest global sports stars - Simone Biles of the United States, considered by many the greatest gymnast ever, and Japanese tennis champion Naomi Osaka - made it impossible to ignore the psychological strain on elite athletes

The Olympics is the ultimate test of the survival of the fittest

August 08, 2021 9:14 am

Leher Kala writes: It feels like the world has done a dramatic U-turn, from stigmatising mental health problems to embracing them manically. So much so that while the greatest spectacle of human endurance is on, quitting is being hailed as some sort of noble act.

Simone Biles sticks landing in balance beam, wins Olympic bronze

August 03, 2021 9:26 pm

Simone Biles won bronze during the balance beam final on Tuesday, a week after she took herself out of several competitions to focus on her mental health.

Simone Biles returns: Set to compete on balance beam at Tokyo Olympics

August 02, 2021 10:45 pm

Simone Biles to compete on the balance beam at Tokyo Olympics after pulling out of three individual event finals.

Explained: How 'the twisties' stopped Simone Biles cold

August 03, 2021 11:22 am

Simone Biles hasn't ruled out competing in the event finals — she's qualified for all four — starting on Sunday.