The athlete revealed that the reason for her withdrawal from most of the competitions was more emotionally more complicated than “twisted”.
Washington– Simone Biles admitted that she “should quit long before Tokyo” instead of trying to win the Summer Olympics.
Byers stated that she shouldn’t have created another Olympic team based on what she has seen over the past seven years. I should have resigned before Tokyo. Larry Naxal ( Larry Nassar), has been working in the media for 2 years. Too many. He cannot take what I have worked hard for since I was six years old.
Byers spoke out to New York Magazine about the emotional reasons behind his withdrawal from many of the competitions. For a gymnast, sudden loss in spatial awareness can be very dangerous. Jumping in the middle of a dangerous jump. His rehabilitation is ongoing, he stated.
He said that he is still “in progress” and that he was still recovering from the sexual abuse he and 160 other gymnasts suffered over the years. Larry Naxal, an ex-US gymnastics doctor, was convicted in 2018. Raisman and Maggie Nichols also suffered abuse from Nassar. Biles, a senatorial committee member, recently gave testimony about how the FBI handled complaints against him. These allegations were first submitted to the FBI in 2015, but a 2021 report by the Inspector General of the Justice Department stated that the agency “failed to respond to Naxal’s allegations with the extremely serious and urgent attitude that they deserved and demanded. Responding to them was against multiple FBI policies.
“I will not let that happiness steal from me. So long as my body & mind allow it, I’ll overcome it.”