On Tuesday morning, gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the team finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but has received an outpouring of love online ever since. In fact, former The View co-host Meghan McCain made sure to show her support for the legendary American gymnast as well.
The television host posted a short and sweet message to Simone Biles this morning on Twitter. She simply wrote, “We love you, @Simone_Biles!” in her tweet.
The show of support for the gymnast follows her own admission that she wasn’t in a good mental state at the Japan games. She took medical leave from the competition but later said she’s struggled to deal with the pressures of the Olympics.
In a way, McCain can sympathize with the American athlete. Over the weekend, she shared some thoughts on workplace stressors following her own recent exit from her job on The View. On Sunday, McCain shared a photo advocating for people to “stop glamorizing overworking.” The photo also added that “too many people wear their burnout as a badge of honor and it needs to change.” McCain then added her own thoughts to her Instagram post.
“It only took my dad dying of terminal brain cancer, suffering a horrendous miscarriage,” she wrote on Instagram. “A global pandemic where I thought I would most likely die of covid while pregnant and then experiencing first time motherhood isolated and alone in quarantine for me to receive this knowledge and really start believing it. Trust me, I believe it now. I also feel my mortality and the finite amount of time a human lifespan is more than ever. Also, that there’s nothing in this world guaranteed – most especially tomorrow.”
Simone Biles Speaks Out After Withdrawing From Gymnastics Finals
Following her withdrawal from the team competition yesterday, Simone Biles spoke out about it in an exclusive interview with Today. The famous gymnast shared that she removed herself for non-medical-related issues.
“Physically, I feel good, I’m in shape. Emotionally, that kind of varies on the time and moment. Coming here to the Olympics and being the head star isn’t an easy feat, so we’re just trying to take it one day at a time and we’ll see,” Biles told Today‘s Hoda Kotb.
Many fans are now wondering if Simone Biles will be available for Thursday’s individual competitions. The gymnast said she’s taking it “day by day” for now though.
Following Sunday’s qualifying competition, Simone Biles shared a personal message on Instagram. She opened up about how difficult the spotlight is at the Olympics. When you’re the face of Team USA, all eyes are on you.
“It wasn’t an easy day or my best, but I got through it. I truly do feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders at times. I know I brush it off and make it seem like pressure doesn’t affect me but damn sometimes it’s hard hahaha! The olympics is no joke! BUT I’m happy my family was able to be with me virtually they mean the world to me!” she wrote on her post.