Did you hear her say that she didn't know where she was landing on her vault? She was flying blind. Having only done back walkovers, I am not in a position to judge someone in a sport where, if you land wrong, you can actually maim yourself.
Speaking of accountability, Biles is the only gymnast on Team USA competing as a sexual assault victim for a gymnastics program that failed to take full accountability for wrecking tens if young girl's lives.
I am not comparing these women against each at all. Both Venus and Serena have had mental health episodes, that cost them big. They suffered in silence for years. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
I'm just saying appreciate these women. They are extraordinarily talented. They are also human, not robots.
The appreciation I currently have for Venus and Serena right now is immeasurable!
I think Simone dropped out because she was making errors and didn't want to take the team out of medal contention. A disgrace! I'd rather she fall 100 times than to drop and then hop on the mental health bandwagon. That will certainly shield you from accountability! A [!@#$%^&*] Olympian quitting at the most crucial moment? I'm disgusted...
George P. Bush looks like he's just withering on the vine these days, so to speak.
I'm old enough to remember when some people were fawning all over him, like he were the conservative answer to 'John John', which I didn't understand, as he seemed fairly vacuous to me, with no ideas of his own. I guess he had hoped that he could be one of Orange Menace's favored vacuous politicians. No such luck for him, I guess. He humiliated himself and disparaged his family for nothing. Oh well.
Also, the lack of consideration for the fact that, along with the weight of expectations, in a city experiencing daily highs of infection rates for COVID-19, without her usual support system of her parents, and being the lone sexual assault survivor of Larry Nassar's "program" expected to compete for Team USA, a team that didn't protect her. F*CK these people who believe she asked for this because she's great at what she does. The discourse around these Black women athletes at this Olympic Games is disgusting and I just want to punch every single person who thinks he or she has the right to disparage them for being human.
After they had chair umpires (who are always right, haven't you heard?) tell players that they don't believe them when the player complains of health problems being caused by excessive heat.
After they throw players under the bus for 'poor performance', now they care.