How many gymnasts in future will remember the time Simone withdrew from an Olympic final because she didn’t feel right?
This is a win for safer Gymnastics in future.
An example for coaches — in future — when uncertain about whether or not to include that difficult skill in the routine. Err on the side of caution.
Recall that tennis star Naomi Osaka recently took time off from competition. Smart.
A psychological problem can be just as debilitating as a physical injury.