Simone Manuel, Swimming
Manuel, the first Black woman to win an individual Olympic medal in swimming, started out by saying in an Instagram post that, while she supports the decision to postpone the Olympics, she hasn't been fully able to process everything. For her, there are a lot of emotions like stress, sadness, confusion, and exhaustion. Manuel wrote later on, "To my fellow athletes, it goes without saying to take care of your physical health during these uncertain times, but as we continue to prepare for 'Tokyo 2020' in 2021, I encourage all of you to take some time to allow yourself to mentally process how you are feeling. I believe it is an important part in the healing process to move forward. We work together. We move forward together. We heal together. Sending love and light to everyone."