Russia won the women’s gymnastics final on Tuesday after American star Simone Biles retired with an apparent injury.
Russian gymnasts achieved a score of 169,528 while the United States took the silver with 166,096. Americans Sunisa Lee, Grace McCallum and Jordan Chiles completed the last three courses without Biles, who left the competition after jumping the colt.
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This is Russia’s first gold medal in gymnastics since the unified team’s victory in Barcelona in 1992. It came a day after the men’s team defeated Japan in its gold-medal battle in its finals.
Great Britain won the bronze medal.
Russian athletes collapsed with joy after Angelina Melnikova’s routine on the floor gave them the result that secured them first place.
Meanwhile, the United States, aiming for its third Olympic gold, clung to silver without the Bills.
What’s next for Biles in Tokyo?
The US team did not specify the nature of Biles’ problem, but explained in a statement that “she will be checked daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.”
Biles is set to defend his Olympic title in the singles final on Thursday. In addition, he qualified for the four finals by a device to be played later.
However, due to his apparent injury, his presence in those competitions was in doubt.
Developed by La Noticia with information from AP.
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