Why Olympic figure skaters don’t get dizzy?

20th July, 2022.      //   Sport and Leisure  // 

Figure skater Zhu Yi of China competes in the women's short program at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Top figure skaters spin at such unbelievably fast speeds — as many as six revolutions per second — that it can make even spectators feel a little woozy.

Curious viewers of the Beijing Winter Olympics want to know why. “How do figure skaters not get dizzy?” has been one of the top Google searches over the past week. So how do these athletes pull off such head-spinning moves without toppling over?
Do figure skaters get dizzy?
Not so much, because they’ve learned how to minimize it. Although they occasionally tumble upon landing, figure skaters mostly spin through the air without losing their balance. That’s because they have conditioned their bodies and brains to quash that dizzying feeling, experts say.

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