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The Simone Biles Story and Why the “Twisties” Are So Dangerous

Rodger Sherman is joined by Emily Giambalvo to explain what caused Simone Biles to withdraw from competition at the Tokyo Olympics

JAPAN-TOKYO-OLY-ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS-WOMEN’S TEAM-FINAL Photo by Cao Can/Xinhua via Getty Images


Simone Biles withdrew from both the team and individual all-around competitions in the Summer Olympics, telling reporters that she has the “twisties.” What does that mean? We brought on Emily Giambalvo, who’s covering gymnastics in Tokyo for The Washington Post, to explain.

Host: Rodger Sherman
Guest: Emily Giambalvo
Associate Producer: Lani Renaldo
Additional Production Supervision: Ben Glicksman, Noah Malale, Arjuna Ramgopal

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