How Figure Skaters Keep From Getting Dizzy While Spinning

Figure Skating - Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Day 4

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Have you ever wondered how figure skaters keep from getting dizzy doing all those spins? 

It turns out that they do get dizzy -- they just practice enough to get used to it.

2018 Olympian Bradie Tennell says, We just practice skating while we’re dizzy, and sometimes blinking a lot after you spin helps. So if I’m ever skating and you see me, like, blinking really fast, that’s why."

And Karen Chen, who's on this year's team, adds, "My body just kind of adapts to what it’s like to see everything like roll around me."


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