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Simone Biles tweeted thanks to a Japanese gym for allowing her to train privately as she tried to regain her gold medal form after retiring in the women’s artistic gymnastics team final at the Games summer Olympics.

While thanking those at Juntendo University in a tweet on Wednesday, Biles retweeted a story first published in the Wall Street Journal. The report states that Biles and his team asked the facility if they could quietly use the gym to try and overcome their struggle with “the twisties,” a mental block in gymnastics where competitors lose track of their positioning in the gym. the airs.

The Wall Street Journal reported that college professor Kazuhiro Aoki received a phone call about 12 hours after Biles withdrew from the team final, asking her to use the school gymnasium for a “gymnast.” .

According to the report, for a period of four days, Biles trained for hours behind locked doors working on movements she previously performed with precision.

Last week: Biles posted a series of videos on her Instagram account showing the four-time Olympic gold medalist struggling to regain her form and crashing onto the landing pads while performing outings on the uneven bars.

Biles said on Wednesday that she would be “forever grateful” to Juntendo “for allowing me to come and train separately to try and regain my skills.”

The Japanese, she wrote in her tweet, “are some if not the cutest people I have ever met.”

After failing to compete in four individual finals at the Tokyo Olympics as originally planned – the all-around, vault, uneven bars and floor – Biles returned on Tuesday to win the bronze medal in the beam final feminine. It was his second medal at these Summer Games and his seventh Olympic medal overall.

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