In a bid of Instagram stories, Simone Biles posted videos of herself struggling with her dismounts connected the uneven bars and answered questions astir having the 'twisties' — the intelligence artifact that tin origin gymnasts to suffer power of their bodies midair.
Biles said her latest bout of the twisties started the greeting aft the preliminary contention successful Tokyo. While she said it has affected her before, it was lone ever during level and vault events, alternatively than bars and beam.
"But this clip it's virtually connected each event. Which sucks… truly bad," she said.
"I don't deliberation you realise however unsafe this is connected hard/competition surface.
"Sometimes I can't adjacent fathom twisting. I earnestly cannot comprehend however to twist.
"Literally tin not archer up from down. It's the craziest feeling ever. Not having an inch of power implicit your body. What's adjacent scarier is since I person nary thought wherever I americium successful the aerial I besides person NO thought however I'm going to land, oregon what I'm going to onshore on. Head/hands/feet/back."
Biles posted 2 videos of herself — which person since been taken down — of her connected the uneven bars, showing her conflict with dismounts.
In the archetypal video, Biles said she was expected to bash 1 and a fractional much twists connected her dismount. Instead, the video shows her landing connected her backmost connected the mat.
A 2nd video shows different dismount, successful which she said she inactive needed to implicit different fractional twist — and she falls to the mat successful evident frustration.
The videos were taken connected Friday greeting during practice, she said.
"It's honestly petrifying trying to bash a accomplishment but not having your caput and assemblage successful sync," she said successful different post. "10/10 bash not recommend."
Biles said getting escaped of the twisties "varies with time" and successful the past they've lasted for astir 2 oregon much weeks.
Biles, who withdrew during the squad last and past pulled retired up of Thursday's all-around final, is inactive scheduled to vie successful the 4 idiosyncratic events of vault, bars, equilibrium beam and level exercise.
Women's vault and bars finals are scheduled for Sunday, the women's level last is Monday, and the beam last is Tuesday.
During her vault during the squad final, Biles said she had "no idea" however she landed connected her feet, "because if you look astatine the pictures and my eyes, you tin spot however confused I americium arsenic to wherever I americium successful the air".
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