- withdrawal /with-DRAW-uhl/
- vault /vawlt/
- lose (one’s) bearings /looz (wuhn’s) BAIR-ings/
- disclose /dih-SKLOHZ/
- prior to (something) /PRAHY-er too (SUHM-thing)/
[noun] – the state of no longer being involved in something
Her withdrawal from the competition was a shock to her teammates.
[verb] – (in gymnastics) to leap over a form that was originally intended to mimic a horse
The gymnast is an expert in vaulting.
[idiom] – to become confused about where you are and where other things are
The ship lost its bearings in the storm last night.
[verb] – to make something known publicly, or to show something that was hidden
He refused to disclose any information
[adjective] – before a particular time or event
Prior to leaving, John left notes for his future tasks.
Biles scored 14.000 whereas China took the gold and silver with 14.633 (Guan Chenchen) and 14.233 (Tang Xijing) points, respectively. The American gymnast disclosed on Wednesday, August 4th, that her aunt died two days prior to the competition and her victory. “At the end of the day, people don’t understand what we are going through,” said Biles. “Two days ago, I woke up and my aunt unexpectedly passed, and it wasn’t any easier being here at the Olympic Games.” With seven medals, Biles is tied with Shannon Miller as the most honored American Olympic gymnast.
- Was there an incident when you had to withdraw from a competition or an activity? Please tell me more about it.
- Please share an instance where you once lost your bearings.
- How would you prioritize your mental health while involved in an activity?
- Was it wise for Biles to pull herself out from the competition?
- In your opinion, how would her teammates feel about her decision?