Millennial Mind

When it's okay for Olympic champions not to be okay

Simone Biles was sending a clear message that she prioritised her mental and physical health when she withdrew from a gymnastics event.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - A few days after the Tokyo Olympics kicked off, with much of the pandemic-gripped world glued to their television screens watching the Games, I looked up the term "twisties".

I was curious about this new word after the United States' quadruple Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles cited it as the reason for her withdrawal from the gymnastics competition's all-around team event.

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