Simone Biles is not letting any haters bring her down.
After withdrawing from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics over concerns of her mental health, the seven-time Olympian took a moment to reflect on her Olympic journey on Instagram.
“Definitely not the way I planned the Olympics going but I wouldn’t change anything for the world,” she wrote. “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 continued. “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 😊🤭 .”
Biles has gotten a lot of of support from friends and fans after being open about her journey.
Olympic teammate and best friend Jordan Chiles commented, “Preach! Say it louder for the people in the back 💕”
“I can’t hear you over my 7 Olympic medals” OKAYYY! FOR THE PPL IN THE BACK! 🔥🔥🔥,” one fan wrote.