Simon Piles He said in an Instagram post on Friday morning that his “mind and body were not in sync” and spoke more deeply about the issue he claims has affected him since coming to Tokyo for the Olympics.
Earlier this week, Piles withdrew from Thursday’s individual all-around competition at the Olympics to focus on his mental health. The decision came after the team withdrew the piles from the final after a rotation of the box.
Byles posted a video of the practice at random liquor stores on Friday morning in which he attempted 10 turns and patted her on the back.
“I don’t think you realized how dangerous this is on a hard / competitive surface,” he commented with the video.
Piles had a devastating arsenal in Tuesday’s women’s team final. She seemed to get lost in the air – an event known as “twists”, which can cause serious injuries to gymnasts who perform aerial exercises. It usually takes a while for gymnasts to be over twenty.
This did not happen before he left the United States, “Piles said,” which began to happen roughly after the Prelims match the next morning.
Piles answered a number of questions from fans, revealing that as of Friday morning he was still dealing with twenty, “Sometimes I can not even understand the twisting. I can not seriously understand how to twist. Strange and weird thing and feeling.”
Piles said he has experienced this event in the past, but it is usually only shown on the floor and in the closet and can last for two or more weeks. “It’s never changed for me to bars and beams, but this time it’s really in every event. It’s absorbed, so bad,” he added.
When asked what it would be like to twist, Piles said, “Can’t really tell from the bottom up. It’s always a weird feeling. You have no control over an inch of your body. It’s even more frightening because I do not know where I am. The wind is how I’m going to land, or I do not know what I am going to land on.Head / Hands / Feet / Back.
“I do not know how I got on my feet in that box, because if you look at the pictures and the eyes, you can see how confused I’m where I’m in the air. Luckily I got off safely, but I do not think some of you felt I should have done 20,” he said. I only finished 10 turns and it looks like I was shot in the air. “
In a final Instagram post, he reiterated that he did not quit because of poor performance. “I had a lot of bad performances in my life, I finished the competition. I lost my defense, the risk and the team medal.”
On Thursday, Piles cheered, along with his USA teammates Suni Lee, Gold winner in the individual all-round competition.
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