Conservative ‘National Review’ Comes to the Defense of Simone Biles

After deciding to sit out yesterday’s women’s gymnastics team final at the Olympics, Simone Biles has, on one hand, been condemned as a lousy quitter, and, on the other, been hailed as a shining example of prioritizing one’s mental health above all else. Neither camp is quite right. If Biles deserves praise for what she did — and I believe she does — it’s not because she “prioritized herself” but primarily because her decision was actually quite selfless, even though she describes it as having been self-focused.

Biles decision to drop out the Olympics was neither ‘heroic’ (as many on the Left are calling it) or ‘cowardly’ (as some on the Right are framing it), instead it just makes her human.

RELATED: Jason Whitlock: Simone Biles was cowardly to quit

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