Simone Biles’ sponsors together with Athleta and Visa are lauding her determination to place her psychological well being first and withdraw from the gymnastics group competitors through the Olympics.
It is the most recent instance of sponsors praising athletes who’re more and more open about psychological well being points.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka discovered assist when she withdrew from the French Open.
Biles may nonetheless compete in different gymnastic occasions through the Olympics.
She additionally has a strong historical past of gymnastic accomplishments prior to now.
Biles received 4 gold medals and a bronze medal on the 2016 Olympics and has 5 all-around titles in world championships.
Considered one of her sponsors, A-Mark Partnership Methods, stated it was “previous the time when athletes like Simone are valued merely for his or her athletic prowess,” the Related Press reported.
One other sponsor of Biles, athletic clothes firm Athleta stated in an announcement that they stand by the 24-year-old “and assist her well-being each out and in of competitors,” the AP reported.