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Athletes’ Mental Health

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 3, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 12:54

American gymnast Simone Biles won the Bronze medal in balance beam at the Tokyo Olympics after withdrawing from all the other events to focus on her mental health. She was pleased to have forced a more public conversation about the issue. But what will this mean for the future of athletics? Mental performance coach Nicole Detling coached elite athletes at all levels, including Olympic and Paralympic competitors. She’s also the owner of Headstrong Consulting. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)