University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Women’s Gymnastics Coach: ‘It’s my job as a coach to know [athletes] very, very well…know how to read them’

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Simone Biles, of the United States, waits to perform on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women’s final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. The American gymnastics superstar has withdrawn the all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Women’s Gymnastics Coach Nadalie Walsh joins John Williams to react to Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the Olympics due to mental health concerns. And she describes how she would approach an athlete who doesn’t seem to be in the right spirits to perform her craft.

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