In this house we stan Simone Biles and are proud of her for prioritizing her own mental health and well-being! Primetime coverage will begin on NBCommercial at 8pm EDT, and the live events run from approx 8am-10pm JST, 12am-2pm BST, 7pm-9am EDT, and 4pm-6am PDT.
#TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 27, 2021
Primetime includes: Gymnastics (8-9:30pm EDT), Swimming [live] (9:30-midnight EDT)
Live events include: 3x3 Basketball, Archery, Artistic Gymnastics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoe Slalom, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing,
Medals in: 3x3 Basketball (women's, men's), Artistic Gymnastics (men's all around), Diving (men's synchronized 3m springboard), Equestrian (individual grand prix freestyle), Fencing (men's sabre team), Judo (women -70kg, men -90kg), Road Cycling (women's individual, men's individual), Rowing (women's double sculls, men's double sculls, women's four, men's four, women's quadruple sculls, men's quadruple sculls), Rugby Sevens (men's), Swimming (women's 200m freestyle, men's 200m butterfly, women's 100m individual medley, women's 1500m freestyle, men's 4x200 freestyle relay), Weightlifting (men's 73kg)
A schedule of all events can be found here, and today's page lets you see the events in your local time zone!
[Some more Simone Biles articles and quotes]
One of the most remarkable mixed zone press conferences I’ve known. In which Simone Biles described pulling out of tonight’s team event because she had to put her mental health first. Says she was inspired by Naomi Osaka among others #Olympics #ArtisticGymnastics pic.twitter.com/p3Rli5S7J0— Ian Herbert (@ianherbs) July 27, 2021
“At the end of the day, we’re human too,” Simone Biles said after withdrawing from the women’s gymnastics team finals. “So, we have to protect our mind and our body, rather than just go out there and do what the world wants us to do.”https://t.co/FsrtTwxhJU— The Associated Press (@AP) July 27, 2021
🤍— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) July 27, 2021
“I felt like it would be better to take a back seat,” she explained. “I didn’t want to risk the team a medal because they worked way too hard for my screwups.” Biles said she was shaking during the long wait between the team’s morning practice and the competition. “[I] never felt like this before … Once I came out here, I was like, No, the mental is not there. I had to let the girls do it.”
Biles has said one of the primary reasons she wanted to compete in this year’s Games was so that a survivor of Nassar’s abuse would be there, that U.S.A. Gymnastics, which had covered for Nassar for decades, would have to face what it was a part of. “I just feel like [with] everything that happened, I had to come back to the sport to be a voice, to have change happen,” Biles told People. “Because I feel like if there weren’t a remaining survivor in the sport, they would’ve just brushed it to the side.”
#Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) July 27, 2021
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another night of dorito swimming men and thick rugby men. and farewell to 3x3 basketball!