The gymnast pointed to abuse by a former US team doctor as a trigger; Athlete decides not to compete in Olympics to focus on her mental health
american gymnast Simone Biles He said in an interview with The Cut website, that he should not have gone to Japan either. Tokyo Olympic Games. As for the multi-champion athlete, she should have left the sport years ago, when former US gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was still in the media.
“I should have left long ago” Tokyo, when Larry Nassar was in the media. I didn’t want him to take everything from me, everything I’ve worked on since I was six. So I forced myself to be in this position, but my body and my mind didn’t let me go completely,” Simone Biles told the website.
Larry Nassar sexually abused gymnasts and other athletes during his role in the medical department of USA Gymnastics (American Gymnastics Federation), and This year Simone and her aides, who were also victims of Nassar, testified on a US Senate committee, to help with the investigation of the case, which was under the responsibility of the FBI. At that time, it was found that the abuser was safe and this exposed more women and girls to their abuse.
a wound that does not close
Simone Biles reported that the abuse she suffered and the way she was investigated was one of the reasons her mental health was damaged during the Tokyo Olympics, causing her to quit participating in the Games’ edition.
“As a black woman, you should always be impeccable. But at the end of the day, what does it matter? If you take care of your mental health first, everything else will be fine”, the American gymnast finally concluded said.