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Do we expect too much from Olympic athletes?

Simone Biles's decision to exit two events has been called her greatest Olympic achievement — one that could revolutionize elite competition and choices made by Olympic athletes. What do you think?

What did you do when expectations got too intense?

Team USA gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from Olympic competition this week, citing a need to focus on her well-being. (Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)

With Simone Biles's decision to exit two Olympic events, suddenly the world's top gymnast appears vulnerable.

Some are calling it her greatest Olympic achievement — one that could revolutionize elite competition and choices made by Olympic athletes.

Our question this week: Do we expect too much from Olympic athletes? What did you do when expectations got too intense?

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