Explainer: How ‘the Twisties’ Stopped Simone Biles Cold
Maybe Simone Biles made soaring through the air look too easy.
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TOKYO (AP) — Maybe Simone Biles made soaring through the air look too easy. It’s not — a fact she and other gymnasts who constantly negotiate with the laws of physics have long understood. Every leap, no matter how routine, requires an innate sense of time and space. You have to know how many fractions of a second you have to make your body do what it needs to do. Just as crucially, you need…