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Humbled In Tokyo, Simone Biles Gets Defensive: ‘I Can’t Hear You Over My 7 Olympic Medals’

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Simone Biles posted a photo of her silver and bronze medals from the Tokyo Olympics and reminded those who criticized her for dropping out of some events to get a handle on her mental well-being.

Biles wrote on Instagram that it wasn’t the Olympics she’d imagined, but said she wouldn’t have changed anything about the way it unfolded.

“I’m proud of myself and the career I’ve had thus far. This Olympics doesn’t erase the past accomplishments I’ve achieved nor does it define who I am as an athlete. I’ve pushed through so much the past couple years, the word quitter is not in my vocabulary,” she wrote.

“For some of you that may be how you define me but keep talking because I can’t hear you over my 7 Olympic medals which tied me for the most decorated gymnast EVER as well as most decorated American gymnast.”

Fox News reports that Biles has seven Olympic medals to her name, and one more would put her ahead of Shannon Miller for most medals by an American gymnast.

The outlet reports that Biles said she had to deal with what gymnasts called the “twisties,” in which she was unable to flip and twist in a way that was safe, which could have led to a serious injury. She ended her run with a bronze medal in the balance beam competition.

Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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  1. Wait mental health? Why then are you so insecure about yourself that you need to brag about all of your medals on social media? That’s the culture. Just ask Balls in His Mouth Don’t Lie, all about money and insecurity.

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