Gymnastics famous person and defending Olympic champion Simone Biles determined to withdraw from Thursday's particular person all-around competitors on the Tokyo Games to concentrate on her mental health.
Biles shared that she was experiencing a mental challenge referred to as the "twisties."
"They saw it a little bit in practice … having a little bit of the twisties," Biles informed reporters.
Mental health coaching skilled Robert Andrews, who labored with Simone Biles for 4 years till 2017, defined to CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith" why he's lauding her choice.
"The twisties… it's a symptom of the brain being overwhelmed with too much stress, pressure, and anxiety … in essence, the brain is saying it's not safe enough for you to do these incredibly difficult skills, and if you do, you're at serious risk of injuring yourself, so she is wise to listen to her brain and her body," mentioned Andrews, who’s working with Olympic athletes from 4 international locations.
Andrews informed host Shepard Smith that he thinks that social media and the cruelty displayed throughout platforms performs a serious function in Biles' mental tribulations.
"If I was talking to Simone, I would tell her to even delete some of these apps from her phone, if that's what she needed to do, to distance herself from the dark side of social media," mentioned Andrews, founder and director of the Institute of Sports Performance.
Biles has been changed by Jade Carey within the all-around last on Thursday.
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