Simone Biles
Sports  /  Published 01.08.21

Biles opts out of more events

Simone Biles withdrew from the vault and uneven bar apparatus finals at the Olympics on Saturday as the US gymnast continued to wrestle with mental health issues. Biles had earlier stunned the Tokyo ...
By Agencies in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 01.08.21

Even a superhero has a breaking point

The mental health of elite sportsmen and women, especially during the pandemic, has attracted global concern, more so after Naomi Osaka of Japan dropped out of the French Open and US gymnast Simone Bi...
By Amit Roy in London

Sports  /  Published 31.07.21

No-control Biles trips on ‘scary twisties’

With only two days left until the gymnastics apparatus finals begin at the Games, Simone Biles still hasn’t announced whether she will compete. But she said on Instagram on Friday that she was s...
By New York Times News Service in Tokyo

Opinion  /  Published 31.07.21

Hemmed in: Women’s sports

The wisdom of the adage, “Mens sana in corpore sano”, can be understood as the need for the mind and the body to be conjoined, figuratively speaking, as a healthy unit. It may be the twent...
By The Editorial Board

Sports  /  Published 29.07.21

On verge of history, Biles steps back

During her vault, the first event of the team final, Biles got lost in the air and didn’t know where her body was in relation to the ground. She ended up performing a much simpler vault than her...
By The Telegraph


Sports  /  Published 29.07.21

Courage to accept burden of success

Even a decade or so ago, an athlete of Simone Biles’ stature might have been reluctant to admit that she was battling demons of success.  Though sports psychologists say a stigma persists ...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 29.07.21

Letters to the editor: Simone Biles withdraws from Tokyo Olympics, B.S. Yediyurappa resigns

Mind over matter Sir — The decision of the American gymnast, Simone Biles, to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics during the artistic gymnastics team final took the world by surprise. Although it ...
By The Telegraph

Sports  /  Published 28.07.21

Biles withdraws from all-around competition

Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title. The American gymnastics superstar withdrew from Thursday's all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. USA Gymnastics said in a stat...
By Our Bureau, AP

Sports  /  Published 28.07.21

Biles grapples with success demons

US star gymnast Simone Biles was left weighing her Olympic future on Tuesday after dropping out of the women’s gymnastics team final at the Tokyo Games following one disappointing vault, saying ...
By NYTNS and agencies in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 27.07.21

Tokyo: Simone Biles withdraws

Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is out of the team finals with what USA Gymnastics described as a medical issue. The 24-year-old, considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time, h...
By Our Bureau


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