Simone Biles Named TIME’s ‘2021 Athlete of the Year’ for Doing Nothing

Simone Biles is Time’s 2021 Athlete of the Year, the magazine announced Thursday.  Biles, the most decorated athlete in gymnastics history, received the honor for propelling the conversation on mental health to the forefront of the cultural zeitgeist. In withdrawing from events at the Tokyo Olympics she “made clear the importance of prioritizing oneself and refusing to succumb to external expectations,” Alice Park and Sean Gregory wrote for Time Magazine.

‘Propelling the conversation on mental health…’?!? That’s a joke. Mental health issues was already getting huge boost in popularity thanks to the pandemic and teh truth is that Biles withdrew from the Olympics because she was experiencing “the twisties”, a mental block many gymnastics have gone through and recovered from. In other words, this is nothing but advocacy.

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