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How Elite Athletes Cope With The Pressure To Perform

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13min 43sec

Elite athletes can drive conversations far beyond the sports world. And at the Olympics, Simone Biles has thrown a bright spotlight on mental health. After withdrawing from a number of events during the Tokyo Olympics, she said “mental and physical health is better than any medal.”

Reine Evereteze, a Doctor of Psychology and the team psychologist for the Denver Broncos from 2017 to 2020, discusses some of the strain athletes face when dealing with the pressure to perform.