'Simone Biles We Are Proud of You': Michelle Obama, Athletes Send Good Wishes

Michelle Obama has shown her support for Simone Biles, delivering a message of compassion after the gymnast announced her withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics.

The former first lady took to Twitter to back the 24-year-old with an inspiring message.

"Am I good enough? Yes, I am. The mantra I practice daily. @Simone_Biles, we are proud of you and we are rooting for you. Congratulations on the silver medal, Team @USA!" Obama tweeted.

Am I good enough? Yes, I am. The mantra I practice daily. @Simone_Biles, we are proud of you and we are rooting for you. Congratulations on the the silver medal, Team @USA! 🎊

— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 28, 2021

Biles retired from the team's event final mid-competition on Tuesday due to mental health concerns.

As of Wednesday morning, Team USA has announced that the gold medallist has also pulled out of the individual all-around competition on Thursday.

"After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition," the federation said in a statement.

"We wholeheartedly support Simone's decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many."

Michelle Obama and Simone Biles
Michelle Obama and US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles during a ceremony honoring the 2016 US Olympic and Paralympic teams during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, September 29, 2016. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

Biles scored her lowest Olympic vault score before withdrawing from the team final on Tuesday.

Speaking afterward, she said: "After the performance I did, I just didn't want to go on. I have to focus on my mental health. I just think mental health is more prevalent in sports right now.

"We have to protect our minds and our bodies and not just go out and do what the world wants us to do.

"I don't trust myself as much anymore. Maybe it's getting older. There were a couple of days when everybody tweets you and you feel the weight of the world.

"We're not just athletes. We're people at the end of the day and sometimes you just have to step back."

Michael Phelps showed support for Biles by reflecting on his own Olympics experience.

"We carry a lot of weight on our shoulders, and it's challenging especially when we have the lights on us and all of these expectations being thrown on top of us," the swimming icon told NBC's Mike Tirico on Tuesday.

"It broke my heart. But also, if you look at it, mental health over the last 18 months is something that people are talking about," the 23-time gold medalist added.

Meanwhile, Jamaican gymnast Danusia Francis tweeted: "Don't know about you but I think@Simone_Biles just empowered everyone to put their mental well-being above everything else. WHAT A QUEEN. GOAT in more ways than one."

Don’t know about you but I think @Simone_Biles just empowered everyone to put their mental well-being above everything else. WHAT A QUEEN. GOAT in more ways than one. ♥️

— Danusia Francis (@danusiafrancis) July 27, 2021
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USA's Simone Biles applauds during the artistic gymnastics women's team final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images

Mai Murakami, Japanese Olympic gymnast said: "This is very unusual for her, but if you're under a lot of pressure it can affect your body..."

Jen Psaki, White House press secretary tweeted: "Gratitude and support are what @Simone_Biles deserves. Still the GOAT and we are all just lucky to be able to see her in action."

Gratitude and support are what @Simone_Biles deserves. Still the GOAT and we are all just lucky to be able to see her in action. And congrats and tks to the tough as nails #TeamUSA @sunisalee_ , @ChilesJordan, @grace_mccallum2 for being role models and champs

— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) July 27, 2021

"Just a friendly reminder: Olympic athletes are human & they're doing the best they can. It's REALLY hard to peak at the right moment & do the routine of your life under such pressure. Really hard," tweeted Aly Raisman, retired U.S. gymnast And Olympic gold medalist.

Just a friendly reminder: Olympic athletes are human & they’re doing the best they can. It’s REALLY hard to peak at the right moment & do the routine of your life under such pressure. Really hard.

— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) July 26, 2021

Today Show host Hoda Kotb tweeted: "Someone said it best. @Simone_Biles already won. She is a class act. Withdrew from team competion after vault... stayed and cheered on her teammates... got them chalk for their hands.. encouraged.. hugged them. She already won. Congrats on the silver medal! @TeamUSA @USAGym."

Someone said it best. @Simone_Biles already won. She is a class act. Withdrew from team competion after vault... stayed and cheered on her teammates... got them chalk for their hands.. encouraged.. hugged them. She already won. Congrats on the silver medal! @TeamUSA @USAGym

— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) July 27, 2021

While TV host Joy-Ann Reid added: "God bless the great Simone Biles. And that is all."

God bless the great Simone Biles. And that is all. 🙅🏿‍♀️❤️🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/MqJGEGJFLQ

— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) July 27, 2021

"I stand with Simone Biles.I still stand with Naomi Osaka. Your health and peace matters. You're reminding Black women that we can take the space we need for ourselves," tweeted Missouri Rep. Cori Bush.

I stand with Simone Biles.
I still stand with Naomi Osaka.

Your health and peace matters. You’re reminding Black women that we can take the space we need for ourselves.

— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 27, 2021

Comedian Chelsea Handler added: "@Simone_Biles drew a boundary for herself and her health on the world stage. This is real superhuman strength, setting an example for all of us."

.@Simone_Biles drew a boundary for herself and her health on the world stage. This is real superhuman strength, setting an example for all of us.

— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) July 27, 2021