Simone Biles says it feels 'like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders' after getting second place in Olympic prelims
Simone Biles of the United States does her floor exercise during the women's artistic gymnastics qualifications at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Simone Biles shared her feelings on Instagram after finishing second in the qualifying round for her floor exercise at the Tokyo Olympics.
Biles said that sometimes it feels like she has "the weight of the world on my shoulders" and the pressure is difficult at times.
Despite the atypical off-day, the 24-year-old international icon is still heading for the finals.
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U.S. gymnast Simone Biles posted an Instagram explaining her feelings after finishing second in a qualifying round at the Tokyo Olympics for one of her most dominant events in floor exercise.
"It wasn't an easy day or my best day, but I got through it," she wrote. "I really feel like I'm carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders at times. I know I'll take it away and make it look like the pressure doesn't affect me, but damn it is hard sometimes hahaha! The Olympics Games are no joke! BUT I'm glad my family could be with me virtually. They mean the world to me! "
Biles is still going to the gymnastics final, but the 24-year-old international icon had an atypical day off during qualifying.
While she was first in the jump and first in the all-around competition, she was third on the balance beam and eighth on the uneven bars.
While floor exercise is often one of their most dominant events, Biles fell off the mat during a pass and finished second behind the Russian Olympic Committee.
The women's team finals in gymnastics will take place on Tuesday.
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