- Gymnast was set to be one of the stars of this summer’s Games
- American says she agrees with decision to delay Tokyo Olympics
Simone Biles has spoken of her fears of the mental toll on athletes as they ponder an extra year of preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.
The Games were due to start in July but have been postponed until the summer of 2021 as major sports events shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Biles, who is arguably the greatest gymnast of all time, was expected to win multiple golds in Tokyo this year.
How did @Simone_Biles receive news that the 2020 Olympics were postponed?
“I was in the gym training…I didn’t really know what to feel. I just kind of sat there and I cried. But ultimately it was the right decision,” she says. pic.twitter.com/UtOPD2SNjK