USA gymnast Simone Biles said she withdrew from today's team finals over mental health concerns.
Biles broke down in tears as she addressed the media following the women’s team gymnastics final where Team USA won silver.
“Whenever you get in a high stress situation you kind of freak out," she said. “I have to focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and wellbeing."
“We have to protect our body and our mind," Biles added. “It just sucks when you’re fighting with your own head."
Biles said those competing are "not just athletes, we’re people at the end of the day."
The team is planning to have a “mental rest day” tomorrow, Biles added.