Olympian Naomi Osaka has spoken openly about the struggles her parents went through. The author wants to learn from her courage.
Osaka, who was the gold medal favorite for the women's singles tennis tournament, lost to her Czech opponent in 6-1, 6-4 sets.
Japanese tennis pro Naomi Osaka lost in the third round of the women’s singles tournament of the Tokyo Olympics, bringing her first Olympic run to an end.
Olympic star Naomi Osaka told Insider she eats healthy fats and carbs for breakfast and rehydrates with a sports drink and fruit before lunch.
"I definitely feel like there was a lot of pressure for this," Osaka said. "I haven't played in the Olympics before."
Her parents are the cutest, btw.
A major upset on the tennis court.Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova defeats Naomi Osaka in the third round. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/HWQBj68Ewj- #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 27, 2021 Since lighting the Olympic cauldron in Tokyo, Naomi Osaka's return to tennis has been the talk of the town.
Tokyo 2020 has been an Olympics full of upsets—but Osaka's time in the Games helped highlight athletes' mental health.
Naomi Osaka - representing the host nation at the Tokyo Olympics - had not competed since pulling out of the French Open in June.
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Naomi Osaka is back.
PARIS, FRANCE May 26. Naomi Osaka of Japan during practice on Court Philippe-Chatrier during a practice match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia in preparation for the 2021 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 2pm 6th 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images) As many rally around Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka amid their recent Olympic exits, revisit our piece on Naomi Osaka’s Netflix documentary and the unique struggles faced by Black women athletes.
Naomi Osaka returned to tennis this weekend with a win during her opening match at the Olympics after taking a mental health break from the sport - withdrawing from the French Open and Wimbledon. The quadruple Grand Slam winner brought fire to the Olympic cauldron and the tennis court as she defeated Zheng Saisai from China 6-1, 6-4.
Simone Biles elaborates on why she dropped out of Tuesday’s events at the Olympics Simone Biles, overall GOAT and shining star of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, suddenly withdrew from Tuesday’s team gymnastics final because of an unspecified “medical issue.” However, a few hours later, she clarified that her sudden departure from the final was to 
"I am currently filled with gratefulness and thankfulness."
A look worthy of the gold.
Rest is not a trend but a birthright.
Great minds think alike.
Mental health experts say Naomi Osaka should be lauded for challenging her sport, the media and the public to rethink what we demand of athletes.
Why are we committed to the idea that you need to be otherworldly in order to be excellent?