St. Louis, Missouri 2021-12-09 14:59:00 –
(CNN)-Time Magazine named Simone Biles “Athlete of the Year”.
American gymnasts have withdrawn from several Olympic events due to mental health.
At that time, Biles said she had a “twisty”. It’s a block where her mind and body were out of sync during her routine.
The 24-year-old cheered on the team from bystanders instead of risking injury.
She still finished the Olympics with two medals, Team Silver and Bronze on the balance beam.
This year, Biles also talked about sexual abuse by former US gymnast Larry Nassar.
Other athletes say her decision to discuss her challenges has shown to the world that athletes are also human.
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