Simone Biles has replied to the criticism she received over the summer after withdrawing from competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to mental health issues.

Several problems were addressed, including one from Piers Morgan, the renowned former Good Morning Britain anchor who accused her of abandoning her country by leaving to focus on her mental health.

Later in the tournament, the 24-year-old American gymnast recovered in time for the balance beam final, where she won a bronze medal and a silver medal for the women’s team all-around.

Four weeks later, Biles has taken to social media to reminisce on a hectic summer.

‘Can’t believe it’s already been a month,’ she wrote, holding up her two medals. ‘It wasn’t how I had envisioned the Olympics happening, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.’ ‘I’m proud of myself and my career thus far.’

‘This Olympics does not erase my prior accomplishments, nor does it define who I am as an athlete,’ she said in her article. ‘I’ve been through so much in the previous few years that the word quitter hasn’t entered my vocabulary.

‘That may be how some of you describe me,’ she added, ‘but keep talking because I can’t hear you above my seven Olympic medals, which tie me for the most decorated gymnast EVER as well as the most decorated American gymnast.’

Biles is the most decorated female gymnast of all time, having 30 world and Olympic medals to her name.

The 24-year-old would have loved to add to her four Olympic gold medals in Tokyo, but difficulties with her mental health in the face of adversity prevented that from occurring.,

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