- Simone Biles won a bronze medal at her final event and said that the medal meant more to her than any gold she has won
- With 25 medals to her name, Simone Biles is the most successful gymnast the world has seen
- She had to withdraw from a number of events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as she struggled with disorientation and mental health
Simone Biles won a bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after struggling with mental health issues.
She had pulled out of a number of events citing her mental health as a core reason. She was also struggling with disorientation which hampered her performance.
Biles is considered the best gymnast ever having won 25 medals at the Olympics games. She returned for the balance beam routine after changing her performance.
She performed well and ended up with a bronze medal. She said that she would treasure the medal and it means a lot to her.
Biles told Hoda Kotb on NBC's "TODAY" show.
"It means more than all of the golds because I pushed through so much the last five years and the last week while I’ve even been here."
This is most likely the last time she would perform at the Olympics and she was all smiles during and after her routine according to the Huffington Post.
She had pulled out of earlier events due to her disorientation and said that it wasn't an excuse, she was literally getting lost in the air according to the Daily Mail.
Social media users react to Biles performance
"Proud is an understatement. Simone Biles may be adding another medal to her Olympic collection, but what’s even more special is the way that she set a boundary for herself on the world stage. No medal is worth your physical or mental health. This one she did for herself."
"SIMONE BILES *all the applause* So awesome to see you back up there! You have so much to be proud of! Your resilience is so inspiring! Heart suit @Simone_Biles."
Ese Brume first Nigerian to win medal at Tokyo 2020
Ese Brume opened the medal bag for Nigeria with a bronze after finishing third in the women’s Long Jump event before Blessing Oborodudu won a silver medal in the women’s 68kg wrestling.
Nigerian athlete Ese Brume has expressed delight after becoming the country’s first medalist at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The 25-yar-old Brume made a 6.97m leap in the Long Jump final to clinch the bronze medal, becoming Nigeria’s first medalist at the games.