Michael Phelps Says His ‘Heart Broke’ for Simone Biles: We Carry ‘A Lot of Weight on Our Shoulders’

Michael Phelps understands the pressure that was placed on Simone Biles heading into the Tokyo Games. With Phelps and Usain Bolt both retired, Biles has become the face of the Olympics.

Joining Mike Tirico on NBC, Phelps discussed Biles’ decision to withdraw from Tuesday’s team gymnastics event and the mental toll of entering the Olympic Games with immense expectations.

“The Olympics is overwhelming. There are a lot of emotions that go into it. I can talk
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