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Russian gymnasts scored a team score of 169.528, surpassing second-placed US at 166.096.
Tokyo, Japan — Simone Biles came to Tokyo as a star of the US Olympic movement, and perhaps as the Olympic itself. In the women’s gymnastics final on Tuesday night, everything stopped surprisingly in an uncertain vault.
In no time, the rest of the American star game became a problem. And the long-term practice of the United States at the top of the sport is over.
The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee jumped to the top of the podium beyond the short-handed United States, scoring 169.258 and winning the country’s first Olympic team gold medal in nearly 30 years.
Americans wore white sweatpants and Biles acted as head cheerleaders, seeking silver, while dealing with what USA gymnastics called “medical problems.”
Grace McCallum, Snisa Lee and Jordan Childs pulled the United States within eight tenths of a three-turn. However, the ROC did not sway on the floor. And they erupted when 21-year-old Angelina Melnikova’s score guaranteed them the top spot on the podium.
The victory took place the day after the ROC men’s team defeated Japan to take the top spot in the men’s final.
Britain beat Italy in bronze.
When the Americans came in second after the ROC, they entered the finals hoping to recover from their volatile performance in qualifying. This is the first time in 11 years that the United States has noticed that it is looking up at someone else’s scoreboard.
The team then refused to talk to the media, but the 24-year-old felt the weight of the world on her shoulders and posted on social media that the Olympics were “not a joke.”
Still, something happened during the first rotation. She tried the Amana vault during the warm-up and rolled out on landing. The code for the vault was posted when she paid tribute to the judge, but things didn’t go well in the air.
The vault requires a round-off back handspring to the table followed by a 2 1/2 twist. Instead, Biles made a big leap after landing and twisted 11/2. She sat down and talked to US team doctor Marcia Faustin, who turned backwards while her teammates moved to the uneven bars without her.
When Biles returned a few minutes later, she hugged her teammates and disengaged the bar. And just like that, the greatest night of all time is over.
USA Gymnastics did not identify the nature of Biles’ medical problems, stating in a statement that she was “assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.”
Biles will defend the Olympic title in the finals on Thursday. She also participated in all four event finals later in the game.
I still don’t know if she will get the chance.
The sudden absence of Biles forced Americans to scramble a bit. The final is a three-up / three-count format. That is, each country puts three of the four athletes on the device and counts all three scores.
Chile intervened to replace Biles on uneven bars and balance beam. A 20-year-old woman who teamed up with stable consistency performed a solid bar routine and drilled a balance beam set two days after falling twice into the event.
Thanks to a little help from the ROC that recorded two drops of the beam, the United States pulled towards the floor within an amazing distance, the last turn.
Still, the American needed to be nearly perfect to fill the gap, without Biles and her extraordinary fall. It didn’t happen. Chile stumbled on the mat at the end of the second pass, allowing the United States to chase the ROC.
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