Simone Biles won her seventh Olympics medal on Tuesday with a bronze in the balance beam competition after withdrawing from several other events for mental health reasons.
After battling the "twisties," Biles was able put on a clean performance at the beam and finished with double pike on the dismount. She told NBC's "TODAY" the bronze medal means a lot to her.
It means more than the golds, because I have pushed through so many things the past five years and the week before I was even here. It was very emotional and I am proud of myself, and all these girls," Biles stated.
"I didn’t care about the outcome. "I was happy that I did the routine and that I could compete once more."
Biles expressed concern about her safety during the days before, when she was fighting the "twisties." She stated that one of her biggest fears was that she would be at "no danger" from the disease she was fighting.
"The girls saw me at training, and my coaches saw me at training. I couldn't physically do it safely because I was getting lost in the air. She said that the girls were afraid for me before team finals and have never been scared.
"We're more than just entertainment or athletes at the end of it all. We are human, too. Sometimes they don't know that there are things that impact us when we compete.
Biles has seven Olympic medals, including her bronze. With Shannon Miller, she's tied for the most all-time.