Simone Biles Shares Her Struggles With Dismounts

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Published on 30 Jul 2021, 22:16
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles elaborated on why she chose to withdraw from the Olympic competitions in Tokyo in an Instagram story posted on Thursday night. The gold medalist said she has been struggling with what is called the “Twisties,” which inhibits her ability to “tell up from down,” making high flying moves dangerous for gymnasts. Former Olympic great Dominique Dawes says all gymnasts suffer the twisties at some point in their careers, and it can take weeks, months or even years to subside.