Simone Biles on Olympics twisties: 'I thought I was going to be banned from America'

Simone Biles' openness about her struggles with mental health and the "twisties" during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics shed light on the immense pressure athletes face and the importance of prioritizing mental well-being.

The "twisties" are a phenomenon experienced by gymnasts where they lose their sense of spatial awareness mid-air, which can be dangerous and potentially lead to serious injury.

Biles' decision to withdraw from several events during the Olympics to focus on her mental health sparked both support and debate worldwide. 

In an interview, she shared her fears about the backlash she might face, including concerns about being banned from America.

This candid admission highlighted the intense scrutiny athletes often face and the stigma surrounding mental health issues in sports.

Her bravery in sharing her story helped reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues and encouraged other athletes to prioritize their mental well-being.

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