True sportsmen are disciplined not occasionally, but constantly.
They are also psychologically strong: if one starts running the marathon he must come to finish. A stop at any other spot will mean defeat for them.
But in reality, every sportsman comes to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Games not for the victory, but for overcoming themselves, expanding personal boundaries, and gaining Special Power. All of them say that the real fight happens in their heads.
So, what is more important at the end of the day: mental health or victory at any cost?
Considered by many to be the greatest female gymnast of all time, Simone Biles, the gymnast with the biggest number of World gold medals in history, dropped out of the women’s gymnastics team final at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games on Tuesday after one disappointing vault saying she just did not feel right after her vault, saying mental health is more important than sports.
Is this an act of defeat? Or, on the contrary, a long-term winner? You decide.
Naomi Osaka, who last year defeated 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams lost in tennis on Tuesday and said she felt the weight of expectations. She commented that doing what she loves has been kind of taken away from her because you’re just too worried about what everybody else is going to say, think, and post on the internet.
Mental health is becoming the most frequently asked question in everyone’s daily life lately, no matter what occupation or social status you are. When running for “golden medals” we often forget that the medal itself is not a final achievement. Therefore, only ones who remember this sooth can call themselves true Olympic Champions.
In conclusion, we would like to citate these two nobel Olympic champions mentioned above: “We have to protect our mind and our body rather than just go out there and do what the world wants us to do.”