Paige Spiranac Blasts Fans For Thinking Simone Biles Quit On Team USA (TWEET)
Paige Spiranac is not having any slander towards to Simone Biles.
Simone Biles is on front page news everywhere the gymnastics GOAT withdrew from the women’s team gymnastics final. Following Biles’ withdrawal, the Russia Olympic Committee (ROC) went on to win gold, while Team USA took silver and Great Britain bronze
Biles said the emotional toll of the Tokyo Games, rather than a physical injury, prompted her withdrawal.
“Physically, I feel good. I’m in shape,” she told Hoda Kotb on NBC’s “TODAY” show following her exit. “Emotionally, it varies on the time and moment. Coming to the Olympics and being head star isn’t an easy feat.”
Unfortunately, she was blasted online for quitting on the team when they needed her. That prompted Paige Spiranac to log on to Twitter and come to her defense.
“Simone Biles did not quit on her team. She is competing the most difficult skills in the world. It isn’t like a layup or swinging a golf club. What she’s doing is extremely dangerous and she did what she needed to do to protect herself. She is the GOAT.”
A statement from USA Gymnastics originally said the 24-year-old gymnast withdrew due to a medical issue.
“She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions,” officials said in the statement.
“I’m OK,” she told Kotb. “Just super frustrated. But super proud of these girls and now we’re silver medalists — something we’ll cherish forever. We hope America still loves us.”
On Monday, she shared on Instagram that she felt competing in the preliminaries “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!” she wrote.