Simone Biles Thankful For Support After Olympics Withdrawal, 'I'm More Than' Gymnastics

Simone Biles said she is grateful for the support she has received since she pulled out of the Olympic events. She explained that it has made her realize that she is so much more than just gymnastics. Everybody, from Ronda Rousey and Michael Phelps to Justin Bieber have praised the gymnast's decision to pull out of Games events to concentrate on her mental health. Biles stated Wednesday that the support has been everything to her, writing on her social media accounts it's "made my realize I am more than my achievements and gymnastics, which was something I never believed before." We are waiting for your permission to load Instagram Media. We reported that Biles pulled out of the Tokyo gymnastics team finals on Tuesday because she felt her mental health was not allowing her to perform at her highest. Biles pulled out of Thursday's all around final, saying that she is still trying to get her head right. USA Gymnastics was very proud of her moves and explained, "Her courage is yet another reason why she is such a role model for so much." Biles' Tokyo run is now over. However, it's not clear if Biles will be able to return next week for any of the individual events. McKayla Maroney was a gymnastics legend, but she said this week that she wouldn't be surprised to see Biles sidelined for a while -- maybe even forever. Watch video Maroney stated, "I have a lot experience with these mental blocks." They are very miserable. They can be a gymnast’s worst nightmare, and they can even end their career.