It's Sunita here.
I hope we are seeing a culture change with her decision to walk away from a situation, which could have given her ‘success’ at a level not seen before, yet had the potential to cause her tremendous damage internally.
“I have to do what’s right for me and focus on my mental health, and not jeopardize my health and well-being," the decorated athlete told reporters.
Simone is successful as a human being by taking this stand. Achievements and accomplishments should never trump mental wellness. Everyone deserves the right to stand up and say- I need to focus on myself. Congratulations to Simone and the people who supported her decision to step back at this moment. She is a winner in a far bigger sphere of life than the Olympics for standing up for herself, and her needs.
Respect and love to you, Simone!