Justin Bieber shows support for US gymnast Simone Biles
If you've ever watched gymnastics you no doubt have seen Simone Biles.
She is one of the most talented gymnasts in the world.
Despite arriving in Tokyo to compete in The Olympics, Simone took the very brave decision to step down from the competition to focus on her mental health as the pressure to perform was all becoming too much.
The internet has been divided with some people saying this wasn't fair on her teammates who ended up in second-place [gaining silver medals] to Russia who took the gold.
Justin Bieber is one of many public figures who has jumped to Simone's defence:
Justin wrote on Instagram: "Nobody will ever understand the pressures you face! I know we don’t know each other but I’m so proud of the decision to withdraw. It’s as simple as - what does it mean to gain the whole world but forfeit your soul. Sometimes our no’s are more powerful than our yes’s. When what you normally love starts to steal your joy it’s important we take a step back to evaluate why. People thought I was crazy for not finishing the purpose tour but it was the best thing I could have done for my mental health!! So proud of you @simonebiles"
Simone has stayed strong and vocal on her social media pages, sharing photos of her team and their accomplishments.
Simone wrote: "OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALISTS 🤍 I’m SO proud of these girls right here. You girls are incredibly brave & talented! I’ll forever be inspired by your determination to not give up and to fight through adversity! They stepped up when I couldn’t. thanks for being there for me and having my back! forever love y’all."
Following on from her teammates winning a silver medal and celebrities and fans all around the world sharing support for her stepping back due to her mental health Simone posted this Instagram post:
"The outpouring love & support I’ve received has made me realize I’m more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before."
We're proud of you Simone!