Ronda Rousey has joined the list of athletes voicing support for Simone Biles, who paused her Olympic run in Tokyo to focus on her mental health.
“Everyone judging @Simone_Biles doesn’t know their foot from their a–hole when it comes to being in her position,” the former UFC champion tweeted Tuesday.
“She’s on the Olympic team while you’re on Twitter. Whatever is going on cannot be grasped from outside. She’s doing the absolute best she can given the situation she’s in,” wrote Rousey, who’s currently expecting a baby girl husband Travis Browne.
The retired MMA fighter-turned WWE wrestler represented the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won a bronze medal in judo.
Biles was the talk of Tokyo this week after she shockingly pulling out of Tuesday’s team all-around final and Thursday’s final individual all-around competition to care for her mental health.
Since her sudden departure, the 24-year-old has been a hands-on teammate, supporting her Team USA Gymnastics squad from the sidelines and delivering pep talks to teammates Jordan Chiles, Sunisa Lee and Grace McCallum.
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On Wednesday, Biles was photographed cheering on the U.S. men’s gymnastics team during the all-around final event.
It’s unclear if Biles will compete in Sunday’s vault and uneven bars events, as well as next Monday’s floor exercise and the balance beam on Aug. 3.
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