[Ads-l] "the twisties" (gymnastics)

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Wed Jul 28 09:44:38 EDT 2021

Wa Po
Simone Biles said she got the ‘twisties.’ Gymnasts immediately understood.

A case of the 'twisties'
She said in morning practice that she had a little bit of the twisties<https://twitter.com/EmilyGiam/status/1420030223530213377>. The twisties are a mysterious phenomenon -- suddenly a gymnast is no longer able to do a twisting skill she's done thousands of times before. Your body just won't cooperate, your brain loses track of where you are in the air. You find out where the ground is when you slam into it.

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