PBS NewsHour

The 'insurmountable' weight of expectations on Simone Biles

Clip: 07/27/2021 | 6m 26s | Video has closed captioning.

In a stunning moment at the Tokyo Olympics this morning, American athlete Simone Biles — considered the top gymnast in the world and favored to bring home gold medals — withdrew from the team competition. Her decision to prioritize her mental health came after her performance on the vault. John Yang discusses the pressure on Biles with Angie Fifer, a former gymnast and track and field athlete.

Aired: 07/27/21

Rating: NR

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