The sports world has been damaged by politics.
Achievement and patriotism are no longer top priorities.
Now one superstar gymnast said something insane about her disappointing Olympic performance.
Simone Biles has had a stellar gymnastics career, winning seven Olympic medals including four gold.
But Biles perhaps saved her worst performance for last.
During the Tokyo Olympics, Biles quit because she said she was not in the right mental headspace.
And Biles claims that quitting was her greatest triumph.
“Simone Biles has become nearly as famous for the Olympic events she quit as the ones she won, and now she is doubling down, saying that walking away last year was her ‘biggest win’ yet.The renowned gymnast became the target of criticism after she dropped out of several events at the Tokyo Summer Olympic games in 2021. The 24-year-old gymnast said she skipped the events due to her ‘mental health.’ Biles competed in two events but bowed out of two events in Tokyo. Ultimately, she won the Silver in women’s team artistic gymnastics and the Bronze in the balance beam event. The medals gave Biles a total of seven Olympic medals, which tied her with gymnast Shannon Miller for all-time best U.S. gymnasts. But since she walked away from some of the prestigious events last year, Biles has become the toast of the left for deferring to her ‘mental health’ instead of achieving excellence in competition.”
American culture has been softened so much by the progressive left that success has been inverted; Biles showed true grit by quitting instead of persevering.
Gymnastics can be dangerous.
If Biles thought she would do harm to herself, her decision is understandable.
But quitting is not cause for celebration.
Biles explained, “This Olympics doesn’t erase the past accomplishments I’ve achieved, nor does it define who I am as an athlete. I’ve pushed through so much the past couple years, the word quitter is not in my vocabulary…Walking away from the Olympic Games was a win in itself…I know a lot of people thought I failed because they expected me to go out with five or six medals, but walking out of it was my biggest win…I had to put myself into consideration for one of the first times throughout my career. Most of the time, I’ve always put myself on the back burner, because I’ve always cared and thought about everybody else before myself.”
Biles has essentially become untouchable in the eyes of the media, which is why her Olympic disappointment has been celebrated and morphed into a story of triumph.
Biles echoes the talking points of the left, so she is protected.
For example, she came out in favor of abortion.
DO NOT misconstrue my words. That is not at all what I implied. I did NOT say I support to abort rather than to put them through the foster care system. What I did imply is that you should not control someone elses body/decision. Let’s be real what you care about is control… https://t.co/IWVz0ydpXi
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) August 10, 2021
It’s a strange sight to see competitors saying that quitting was their biggest achievement.
This is what happens when victimhood is celebrated more than victory.