Simone Biles addresses her critics after stepping back from Olympic Games

/dev/null

Expert Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Messages
1,156
There is a difference between dragging yourself across a finish line and hurtling yourself high speed through the air where you can land on your neck. Not that there is anything wrong if someone cannot cross a finish line either, everyone has their limits.
Maybe, but lets try to not glamorise quitting especially when it's seemingly a sudden decision caused by one bad performance.
 

Gyre

Expert Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2011
Messages
2,541
Semi-tangent, but, who's winning the...

tenor.gif


Opression olympics?

Obviously you guys, since what a woman half way across the world has done is causing you unrest :p
 

Gyre

Expert Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2011
Messages
2,541
Maybe, but lets try to not glamorise quitting especially when it's seemingly a sudden decision caused by one bad performance.

Life is full of quitters, that is why winners are special.

Somebody taking a break because they are not ready yet isn't something to be ashamed about, especially since they have a lot of other medals. All the medals in the world mean nothing if you are gone.
 

Gyre

Expert Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2011
Messages
2,541
No one's suggesting she should have injured herself. Only that her pulling out of the competition is not a cause for celebration. The fact that you and others keep conflating these two separate things suggests that you actually do want to celebrate it but can't admit it openly...

:unsure:

WHO is celebrating it?

Every response so far has been in response to people calling her a quitter/snowflake. Had they shut up, this would have been a non-event, quickly forgotten.
 

JangoFett

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2021
Messages
846
WHO is celebrating it?

Every response so far has been in response to people calling her a quitter/snowflake. Had they shut up, this would have been a non-event, quickly forgotten.
She quitted. She's a quitter. I personally don't fault her for it, but why the hell should I stfu? People valourising her decision are the ones making her into a ****ing snowflake, ffs.
 

/dev/null

Expert Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Messages
1,156
Life is full of quitters, that is why winners are special.

Somebody taking a break because they are not ready yet isn't something to be ashamed about, especially since they have a lot of other medals. All the medals in the world mean nothing if you are gone.
Then she should have stay at home. Why make a trip to the Olympics if you are not interested to compete and show you are the best?
 

Cray

Honorary Master
Joined
Oct 11, 2010
Messages
27,468

/dev/null

Expert Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Messages
1,156
Have you even bothered to read the numerous people who have commented about how you can lose your mojo in a sport that can be seriously dangerous if you aren't on form?
Have you read the comments that she was at the top of her performance until the horrible vault routine? Why quit everything because of one bad jump? Jump again then maybe quit if the second jump is also bad.
 

JangoFett

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2021
Messages
846
Have you read the comments that she was at the top of her performance until the horrible vault routine? Why quit everything because of one bad jump? Jump again then maybe quit if the second jump is also bad.
Because the 2nd jump might well be fatal.
 

Cray

Honorary Master
Joined
Oct 11, 2010
Messages
27,468
Have you read the comments that she was at the top of her performance until the horrible vault routine? Why quit everything because of one bad jump? Jump again then maybe quit if the second jump is also bad.
So you are second guessing the personal judgment of one of the best gymnasts of all time? Perhaps she felt uncertain of her form before that and that vault was what convinced her to withdraw..
 

/dev/null

Expert Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Messages
1,156
Because the 2nd jump might well be fatal.
She's a professional at that sport, so I would expect her to know how to bail out when the routine doesn't go as planned. That is exactly what she did during that vault jump, but then she quits thereafter.
 

/dev/null

Expert Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Messages
1,156
So you are second guessing the personal judgment of one of the best gymnasts of all time? Perhaps she felt uncertain of her form before that and that vault was what convinced her to withdraw..
Then she should have stayed at home.
 

Cray

Honorary Master
Joined
Oct 11, 2010
Messages
27,468
She's a professional at that sport, so I would expect her to know how to bail out when the routine doesn't go as planned. That is exactly what she did during that vault jump, but then she quits thereafter.
Please quote her salary as a professional gymnast..
 

JangoFett

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2021
Messages
846
She's a professional at that sport, so I would expect her to know how to bail out when the routine doesn't go as planned. That is exactly what she did during that vault jump, but then she quits thereafter.
How does one bail out when one becomes disorientated in mid air?
 
Top