Simone Biles practiced flips on her hotel bed in Tokyo while struggling with the twisties at the Olympics

© Gregory Bull/AP Images Simone Biles practiced flips on her hotel bed in Tokyo while struggling with the twisties at the Olympics

  • Simone Biles struggled with the twisties – a dangerous phenomenon dreaded by gymnasts and divers alike that causes disorientation in the air – during the Tokyo Olympics.
  • After her less-than-stellar showing in gymnastic qualifications in Tokyo, Biles went back to her hotel room and practiced flips on her bed.
  • She recorded a clip of the impromptu hotel room practice session and explained to the camera that she’s “doing standing flips on the bed like an idiot” to reassure herself that she knows “how to do gymnastics.”
  • Check out the surreal video diary – which was included in the finale of the “Simone vs Herself” Facebook Watch docuseries – below:

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