In addition to dealing with mental health while in Tokyo Simone Biles also had to deal with the loss of a loved one. Two days before she rejoined her team to compete on the Balance Beam Simone found out her aunt died unexpectedly. How much is one human expected to endure?
After calling her family, she decided to finish the week and then go home. She is truly one of the strongest people walking this earth. An inspiration to us all.
She received a bronze medal for the Balance Beam tying her with Shannon Miller as the most decorated American in women's Olympic gymnastics.