Served on military operations for a 10 year period, worked in dodgy places where a ransom was on my head, worked on dangerous oil exploration and production platforms, worked at sea and several others such as high voltage systems, high pressure systems, in areas with Hydrogen Sulfide gas and at heights with rope access.
She trained long and hard for the Olympics, and she knew what kind of flak she would get if she quit. And she still did it. Pro athletes work incredibly hard, and she had to give up on that for now. Her next chance at the Olympics is when she's 28, which is pretty old for a gymnast.
It does indeed take courage to quit. It would have been much easier to take a chance, perform and hope everything will be fine.
People handle stress, anxiety and depression differently.
It could not have been an easy decision and I definitely don't judge her for it. I'll judge her the day that I know what it's like to compete in gymnastics at a high level. When I've worked hard for something my whole life and then find out it would be a serious risk if I don't stop doing it right then and there, with the whole world watching and judging. I