Simone Biles pulls out of Olympics all-around gymnastics final

Simone Biles has withdrawn from the women’s all-around gymnastics final at the Tokyo Olympics after a further medical evaluation determined that she is not yet ready to compete.

Daily Current Affairs Quiz 2021

In sports, the yips are a sudden and unexplained loss of skills in experienced athletes.

Symptoms of the yips are losing fine motor skills and psychological issues that impact on the muscle memory and decision-making of athletes, leaving them unable to perform basic skills of their sport.

In gymnastics, the “twisties” are a sudden loss of a gymnast’s ability to maintain body control during aerial maneuvers, with the gymnast feeling something akin to an out-of-body experience in mid-air.

This increases the chance of a serious or critical injury occurring if the gymnast forgets in the moment how to land the maneuver safely.

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