How a win-at-all costs mentality is harmful to athletes


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Two of the most notable athletes at the Tokyo games have made headlines, but not for their podium finishes.

Tennis phenom Naomi Osaka and gymnastics star Simone Biles both made early exits from the games, and both have cited concerns over their mental health.

National Post columnist Sabrina Maddeaux joins Dave to discuss the significance of Osaka’s loss and Biles’ departure from the team and all-around competition, why mental health in sports needs to be discussed now and why the win-at-all-costs mentality is potentially harmful to athletes.

Background reading: Sabrina Maddeaux: It's no surprise Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka hit their limits at Olympics

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