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The End of an Era of American Gymnastics

Do not let her ballerina bone structure and ethereal hair-halo fool you into thinking 21-year-old Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova is anything other than an absolute beast. Last Thursday, Melnikova returned to Japan—a scant two months after nabbing team gold and individual all-around bronze at the Tokyo Olympics—and hit great routines on all four events to claim the title of 2021 World All-Around Champion.
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Simone Biles reveals she is ‘scared’ to practice gymnastics

While visiting “The Today Show,” on Oct. 21, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles revealed that she is still scared to practice gymnastics. The 24-year-old gymnast stepped away from the Summer Olympics to focus on her mental health after suffering from the “twisties,” which is a phenomenon where gymnasts lose control over their bodies while they are twisting in the air. It has been described as a “mental block” that psychologically cripples gymnasts, making them unable to perform the familiar maneuvers they were once able to execute.
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‘We were crazy kids just jumping on everything’: gymnast twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova

Early on a Friday morning in a large, open gymnasium in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are standing a few metres apart on a springy blue floor, preparing for takeoff. They have convinced the photographer to shoot them doing handsprings. The hope is that they will coordinate so well, the camera will capture the identical twins in identical poses mid‑air; backs arched like horseshoes, hands about to reach the floor, legs stretched, feet pointed like ballerinas. The countdown begins. On a second-floor viewing platform, a crowd of parents and small children, here for a preschool gymnastics class, watches in anticipation. Three, two, one. The children are transfixed, probably unaware they are watching two Olympic bronze medallists in action. The jumps look coordinated enough to me – but did it work for the camera? Not this time, it turns out.
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Simone Biles says she's 'still scared to do gymnastics'

Simone Biles fought back tears on the "TODAY" show Thursday as she described her ongoing struggles with performing gymnastics routines in the wake of her bout with "the twisties" that caused her to withdraw from multiple events in the Tokyo Olympics. Biles is now back on the mat as the...
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Simone Biles opens up about her mental health post-Olympics: 'I'm still scared to do gymnastics'

(CNN) — Gymnast Simone Biles, who disclosed her mental health struggles during the Tokyo Olympics, says she's "still scared to do gymnastics." In an emotional interview on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday, Biles said she's still struggling with the "twisties" as she performs on her Gold Over America Tour. The twisties is a mental block where competitors can lose track of where they are while in midair.
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“I am nonetheless afraid of gymnastics”

Thanksgiving weekend can be a time to replicate on psychological well being, at a time when psychological well being points are paramount and the local weather on the earth is presently the main target, it actually makes it loads more durable for everybody. Whereas the pandemic has positively damage psychological well being, some excessive profile athletes are additionally serving to to place it within the highlight. I used to be shaking, might barely take a nap. I simply by no means felt like I used to be in a contest earlier than American gymnast Simone Galles retired from numerous Olympic occasions this summer season as a consequence of psychological well being points, regardless of being a favourite to win gold. She wasn’t the primary to place her psychological well being above her train. DeRozan’s former Toronto Raptors DEMAR DeRozan spoke about his personal psychological well being points just a few years in the past. It begins with basketball, you realize, something that helps maintain life and be happier. That is what it is all about. Raptors, head coach Nick Nurse, says athletes like Galle and DeRozan are remodeling the dialog in elite sport. I’d say we had much more communication, much more understanding. We tried to maintain the phrase empathy on the high of our precedence listing, which is simply, how are you, how are your loved ones? How do you’re feeling, say consultants exterior of the sports activities world, there is a trickle down impact.Athletes particularly well-known athletes, Olympians, they’re leaders in our society and once they step ahead to speak about their psychological well being, many people accomplish that not to do that Simply speak about ours, however concentrate on ours too, and it fuels a dialogue about higher entry to psychological well being take care of all, be it protection for psychological well being companies or maybe even the choice of psychological well being companies coated beneath our Medicare well being plan. The dialog on World Psychological Well being Day isn’t just about asking for assist, it is discovering Greg flawed. CBC Information, Toronto. Mmm.
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2 For Team USA: Gymnasts Leanne Wong and Kayla DiCello Both Medal in World All-Around Competition

The women's all-around final at the 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships took place on Oct. 21 in Kitakyushu, Japan, and Angelina Melnikova claimed gold over second place's Leanne Wong (56.340) and third place's Kayla DiCello (54.566), both from Team USA and both alternates from the Tokyo Olympics. Melnikova, representing the Russian Gymnastics Federation, qualified through to the finals in the top spot (those scores don't transfer over), and she's the defending world all-around bronze medalist from 2019. The 21-year-old is also coming off a three-medal win at the Tokyo Games, including team gold.
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Simone Biles Says She’s ‘Still Scared to Do Gymnastics’

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, 24, said she’s still struggling in gymnastics after she experienced the “twisties” at the Tokyo Olympics. In an interview on TODAY on Thursday, Biles said she’s “still scared to do gymnastics” as she goes on her Gold Over America Tour. “I don’t twist [on tour]....
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Simone Biles "Still Scared to do Gymnastics" After her Experience with "The Twisties"

"I don't think people understand the magnitude of what I go through," the champion tearfully revealed about her mental and physical health struggles. Simone Biles famously stepped away from the Summer Olympics to focus on her mental and physical health after suffering a bout of what gymnasts call “the twisties.” But the disorienting illness is keeping the champion away from competing in her beloved sport for even longer than she anticipated.
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Simone Biles Fights Back Tears While Admitting She's "Still Scared to Do Gymnastics"

Watch: Figure Skater Gracie Gold Applauds Simone Biles for Being "Brave" After the 2020 Summer Olympics, Simone Biles is still trying to finding her balance. The 24-year-old athlete, one of the most decorated gymnasts of all time, was expected to be the talk of the delayed summer games in Tokyo. But after struggling with "the twisties"—a phenomenon in which a gymnast gets lost in the air—she withdrew from multiple competitions, ultimately winning bronze in the balance beam final and silver in the women's artistic team all-around, from which she withdrew after competing on the vault. Despite not participating in many of the highly anticipated events, Biles remained the topic of conversation, becoming a symbol of mental health awareness as she prioritized her well-being over the competition.
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Simone Biles Is “Still Scared to Do Gymnastics” Following Tokyo Olympics, Larry Nassar Abuse

Simone Biles got emotional while speaking about her changed relationship to gymnastics following both her Tokyo Olympics run and the abuse of Larry Nassar. While appearing on NBC’s Today on Thursday to discuss her partnership with the health and telemedicine app Cerebral, Biles opened up to host Hoda Kotb about how she’s balancing being a public mental health advocate with her life as a gymnast on tour. Biles confirmed she’s been in therapy through Cerebral, and it’s been a significant benefit to her on the road performing in her Gold Over America Tour. “Getting the mental health therapy that I need has...
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Simone Biles Tearfully Says She's 'Still Scared to Do Gymnastics' On "TODAY"

Simone Biles has been vocal about her experience with mental health challenges and how they led to her withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics. Months after her decision, she has partnered up with mental health and telemedicine app Cerebral to help others find resources when they're experiencing struggles with their mental health. She fought back tears during an appearance on TODAY, where she discussed her current battles and fears about performing certain moves.
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