Gymnastics – Simone Biles Wins Time’s ‘Athlete of the Year’

FILE PHOTO: The 6th Annual InStyle Awards at the Getty Center in Los Angeles
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles attends the 6th Annual InStyle Awards Ceremony at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

December 9, 2021

(Reuters) – Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has won Time magazine’s “Athlete of the Year” title, the publication said on Thursday.

The 24-year-old gymnast came to this year’s Tokyo Olympics with the aim of rewriting the notebooks but instead bringing a groundbreaking, global conversation about the mental health of athletes. athletes.

She dropped out of the inaugural event in Tokyo, citing concerns about her mental health and a case in her “twenties”, a terrifying and dangerous form of mental disorientation while completing her work. into one of his gravity defying feats.

She then returned to the competition, winning bronze in the recoil after gaining support from gymnasts and more.

“It showed us that we’re not just a sport, that we as humans can also have tough days,” her teammate, Sunisa Lee, told Time. “It really humanizes us.”

(Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York; Editing by Aurora Ellis) Gymnastics – Simone Biles Wins Time’s ‘Athlete of the Year’

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