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Simone Biles: What are the twisties in gymnastics?

BBC News

By Ashitha Nagesh – July 28, 2021

US gymnast Simone Biles, who pulled out of two Olympic finals on Tuesday citing her mental health, told journalists earlier that day that she was “having a little bit of the twisties”.

It’s a term that sparked immediate discussion among gymnasts who recognised right away how dangerous a situation this must have been. But for the rest of the world, it’s an unfamiliar term.

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