People from all around the world came out in support of Simone Biles during Tokyo Olympics 2020. One of the most notable names was former American first lady, Michelle Obama. Simone thanked Michelle for her support during her difficulties with mental health.
The heroics of Biles are well known to the world; she took the brave step of withdrawing from competition, shining a light on the mental health of athletes. Simone became one of the most decorated gymnasts in history, not only for her moves, but also for her strong personality.
Just one match away from the Olympic podium, Simone took a step back from the mat, citing mental health issues. In a world where athletes are exected to put their health in danger to achieve victories, Simone showed everyone the bigger picture of mental health.
When Biles had withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics event, Michelle Obama came forward to extend her support. Michelle tweeted, saying, “Am I good enough? Yes, I am. The mantra I practice daily. Simone Biles, we are proud of you and we are rooting for you. Congratulations on the silver medal, Team USA!”