Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-08-03 06:16:00 –
Tokyo >> Simone Biles has stopped landing.
American gymnastics superstar won the bronze medal in the balance beam final on Tuesday. This was a week after I participated in several competitions to focus on my mental health.
Biles won her seventh Career Olympic medal by drilling a slightly drained version of her usual routine in front of a crowd, including IOC President Thomas Bach.
Biles with a double pike dismount scored 14.000 without the need for twisting. That was enough for the bronze behind the Chinese duo of gold medalist Guan Chenchen (14.633) and Tang Xijing (14.233).
Olympic all-round champion Sunisa Lee of the United States finished fifth. 18-year-old Lee Seung-yuop won three medals in Tokyo, including a silver medal and a bronze medal on uneven bars in the team final.
Approximately 90 minutes before the competition began, Biles arrived on the floor in red, white and blue leotards adorned with nearly 5,000 crystals. When she was nervous, it barely appeared. She warmed up as if it was just another day when her family returned to a gym owned by the suburbs of northern Houston. She jumped on the beam twice to perform the routine, stacking double-pike disembarkations, applauding from the stand, and spinning dozens of cameras.
Biles arrived in Tokyo as the face of a US delegation in Japan, and perhaps as the tournament itself. Still, the brilliance she summoned for a long time very easily while she was running over the sport was canceled after the qualifying on July 25th.
She escaped from the vault during the first rotation of the Team Final on July 27, but surprisingly removed herself from the competition as a matter of protection because it was difficult to locate herself in the air. .. She later described this phenomenon as “twisty,” and then withdrew from uneven bars, floor movements, and vault finals.
This decision has raised attention to the importance of mental health in sports in general, especially among Olympic athletes. Add it to the ever-growing list of moves. The 24-year-old Biles was the touchstone for promotion to stardom.
She continued training last week, being evaluated by team doctor Dr. Marcia Faustin, and concurrently serving as the chief cheerleader of the US women’s team, who has accumulated serious hardware during her absence.
Lee Seung-yuop became the fifth American woman to win the all-round title and added bronze to the uneven bars. MyKayla Skinner was placed in the Vault Final after Biles scratched and soared to silver. On Monday, Jade Carey’s long trip to the Olympics won a floor exercise after Biles stumbled on the edge of the runway and talked to her about a nightmare vaulting performance that barely avoided serious injuries. It ended with.
Her return to competition on the balance beam deserved the end of her Olympic experience. She won bronze at an event in Brazil five years ago. Thanks to that, after slipping, I reached out to grab a 4-inch piece of wood. The decision sacrificed her money, but in retrospect she guaranteed a fifth medal and one, she said she was most proud.
She hasn’t officially announced her retirement, but until the 2024 Olympics in Paris, she hinted that she would somehow get stuck in honor of the French coaches Laurent and Cecil Randy. A long layoff is waiting. She has been the protagonist of post-Olympic tours throughout the fall, but recently she emphasized that she will stay close to sports.
If Tuesday night was her official farewell, she did it on her own terms. She pushed the limits of gymnastics and achieved the success of crossovers normally reserved for sprinters like Usain Bolt and swimmers like Michael Phelps. I spent most of my eight year elite career.
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