Denis Pombriant

Jul 29, 2021

8 min read

Degree of Difficulty — Biles and Over Exposure

USA Gymnast Simone Biles. Wikipedia image.

Simone Biles’ Olympic breakdown, or whatever you want to call it, serves to teach us again about the relationship between performer and audience but, at the same time, it can also extend our understanding of a sports injury. The two are related and a short examination of other athletes’ relationships with the public may offer insight.