You just knew Larry Johnson would have an insane take on what is going on with Simone Biles.
Gymnastics superstar and defending Olympic champion Simone Biles has withdrawn from Thursday’s individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Games to focus on her mental well-being. It came a day after Biles removed herself from the team final following one rotation, on vault. She cited her mental health as the reason when speaking to the media following the competition.
The 24-year-old Biles came to Tokyo as arguably the face of the Games.
Former NFL running back Larry Johnson thinks Biles and Osaka are dealing with much more than just their mental health in what he posted on his Instagram.
To perform and remember you have to slide in Devil horns after your performance, it’s much more going on than “mental health.”
…most likely, as is with Osaka, there was a ritual & or sacrifice to perform and they both didn’t want to go through with, so they snatched them from competing, at the height of their Ready-To-Go marketing plans.
Naomi Osaka, the Japanese-American star, was eliminated from the Olympics Games after losing her Tokyo tennis tournament match 6-1, 6-4 in the third round to Czech Marketa Vondrousova on Tuesday.
Osaka said after the game: “I’m disappointed in every loss, but I feel like this one sucks more than the others.”
Her withdrawals from the French Open and Wimbledon Grand Slam tournaments triggered global conversations about mental health in sports.
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