Simone Biles Reveals What She Told Her Olympics Teammates After Withdrawing From Event & How They Reacted to the Decision

Simone Biles withdrew from the team finals event in gymnastics at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics earlier today (June 27), and later she revealed it was due to her mental health.

Now, the 24-year-old star athlete has revealed what she told her three remaining teammates – Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum – after she decided to withdraw, and how they reacted to the news.

Click inside to see what Simone Biles told them after she had to withdraw from the competition…

The advice Simone said she gave her teammates was, “You have done all the training, you can do this without me and it will be just fine.”

“They were freaking out. They were like, crying, and I was like, ‘You guys need to relax, you’re going to be fine without me, go out there and kick some butt, just like we’ve done in training. And just lay it out on the floor and see what happens!’” Simone added.

“For me, I’m proud for how the girls stepped up and did what they had to do. I owe this to the girls, it has nothing to do with me,” she added. “I am very proud of them.”

Team USA placed in second and won the silver medal.

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