U.S. gymnast Simone Biles competes in the floor event of the artistic gymnastic women's qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Photo credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles competes in the floor event of the artistic gymnastic women’s qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Photo credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

When an athlete is named the “greatest of all time” (GOAT), you never expect them to fail, let alone quit.

U.S. gymnastics star Simone Biles, who currently holds the title, proved the opposite with her formal exit from two major events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a perfect example of GOAT privilege.

On Wednesday, she officially withdrew from both the women’s all-around team final as well as the individual all-around final.

Biles’ sudden departure was a build up following her shoddy performance during the first few days in Tokyo.

Following Biles’ abrupt exit, her teammates faced the enormous pressure of carrying out the competition without her.

“We were all a little stressed after that and just hoping she was okay,” 18-year-old Team USA gymnast Grace McCallum said in an interview Wednesday night with NBC News.

“It’s something you don’t see, like, from Simone, so when she did that we were all kind of like ‘woah,’” teammate Suni Lee added.

Biles’ teammate and Olympic rookie Jordan Chiles had to step up to the plate, taking Biles’ spot on the uneven bars after she walked out, which was not part of the plan.

“I wasn’t supposed to be doing bars and beams, so I didn’t know what was going to happen — if she was going to continue or if she wasn’t,” Chiles said. “In that moment, we’re all kind of like panicking, but at the same time, we knew we had to put something together and calm ourselves down because we had a job to do.”

Biles responded to her teammates by affirming herself as the GOAT.

“Physically, I feel good, I’m in shape,” the 24-year-old told Hoda Kotb exclusively on NBC’s “Today” following her withdrawal. “Emotionally, that kind of varies on the time and moment. Coming here to the Olympics and being the head star isn’t an easy feat, so we’re just trying to take it one day at a time and we’ll see.”

The whole world watched Biles slip and fall, not just physically off the vault, but emotionally as well.

Her face consistently showed her disappointment throughout each of her events and rotations.

She even said, “I don’t trust myself as much anymore.”

If she did not feel prepared for the Olympics, she should have resigned prior to arriving in Tokyo, so another promising young gymnast could take her place.

Instead, she kept in mind endorsements and lucrative brand deals including Visa, United Airlines, and Athleta just to name a few, who could have potentially dropped her if she failed to show up at the 32nd Olympiad.

If this was really about mental health, Biles should have cited those concerns early on, prior to the competition. Sure, mental health concerns are legitimate, but it seems coincidental to suddenly pull this card after she realized she was not performing well and was potentially going to lose.

Real athletes persevere; they don’t live in fear.

Instead of pulling through and representing her country with pride and honor, Biles took the easy way out and dropped out, making a fool of herself on the world stage.

But this is beyond just Biles. The U.S. now idolizes victimhood. Woke America has created a society that celebrates weakness and fosters fragility.

If an Olympic gymnast from China or Russia cost either country a coveted spot on the Olympic team, they would be severely punished and potentially banned from the sport. Instead, the U.S. celebrates it.

Even Team USA applauded Biles’ decision to ditch the team.

Most athletes don’t have the security nor the privilege of just casually walking out on the Olympics. They don’t have Fortune 500 companies backing them with sponsorships and contracts. Instead, they risk everything to get to the top and they deliver once they get there. They don’t quit.

There are hundreds of thousands of promising bright gymnasts lined up across the country who would be ecstatic to represent Team USA at the Olympics. This fresh talent is being passed up so Biles can keep her status and reign as the GOAT of women’s gymnastics.

This was not about the team for Biles; it was about advancing herself.

As the most decorated gymnast in history, this is not the way to set an example for future generations of young athletes. The fact that she is discouraging the next generation and depriving them of genuine leadership all while reigning as the GOAT is a disgrace to our nation.

What kind of role model is the GOAT if she’s showing young athletes when the times get tough, just throw in the towel? Biles is setting the bar so low, how will young athletes ever achieve greatness like those in years past?

Instead of passing the torch and retiring, Biles is holding onto her title, hogging a spot budding athletes only dream of filling. It’s time for her to give up her title once and for all and make room for new talent.

Save your face before you fall on your face is what Biles is teaching the next generation of American athletes. She is a pathetic excuse for an Olympic athlete, far from the “greatest of all time.”

Fiona Moriarty-McLaughlin is an American political commentator and entertainment journalist. She has worked for publications including The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, and USA Today. Moriarty-McLaughlin graduated cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She resides in Los Angeles.