Michelle Obama joined the refrain of help for Simone Biles after the champion gymnast pulled out halfway via the all-around crew closing on the Tokyo Olympics, citing considerations about her psychological well being.
The previous first girl shared her day by day mantra with the sports activities star on Twitter Tuesday. “Am I ok? Sure, I’m. The mantra I apply day by day,” wrote Obama.
Obama additionally expressed delight within the 24-year-old champion and mentioned “we’re rooting for you.” She congratulated the American gymnasts on their silver medal.
The Russian Olympic Committee received the occasion.
After her withdrawal, Biles informed reporters she was taking it “at some point a time.”
“Everytime you get in a high-stress state of affairs you sort of freak out. I’ve to give attention to my psychological well being and never jeopardize my well being and effectively being,” she mentioned in broadly praised feedback. She didn’t decide to collaborating within the different finals she has certified for in Tokyo.
On Wednesday morning, USA Gymnastics introduced Biles had withdrawn from the ultimate particular person all-around competitors on Thursday. Biles remains to be scheduled to compete within the particular person finals from Saturday via Tuesday.
“We wholeheartedly help Simone’s determination and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being,” the governing physique mentioned in a press release. “Her braveness exhibits, but once more, why she is a task mannequin for thus many.”
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