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Sport Biles watches on as US teammate claims gold

01:15  30 july  2021
01:15  30 july  2021 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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With Biles watching from the front row at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Lee clinched gold in the all-around to secure the title for the United States ' for a fifth straight Games on the final rotation - the floor exercise - for a 57.433 total. "Coming into this competition I didn’t even think that I could be “Going into this meet I feel like there was a lot of pressure on me because I have been second to her ( Biles ) the whole season basically," said Lee. "So I knew that people were kind of counting on me to either get second or win the gold medal. I tried not to focus on that because I knew that I would get too nervous."

However, in an official statement, USA Gymnastics said: "Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue. She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions." Despite her own early exit, Biles was still seen encouraging her teammates The loss of Biles will be a huge blow for her team 's chances, even though the usually flawless star appeared to struggle during qualifying, making some rare missteps. Biles is among the biggest names at this year's Tokyo Games, even getting her own 'GOAT' emoji in a nod to the legion of fans who

a person jumping up in the air: Sunisa Lee competes on balance beam during the Women's All-Around Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) © Getty Sunisa Lee competes on balance beam during the Women's All-Around Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sunisa Lee wanted to quit during quarantine.

It all had become too much. The lingering pain from a broken foot. The deaths of two family members from COVID-19. Her father's slow recovery from an accident that left him paralysed.

The urge eventually passed. It always does. Still, less than two months ago the 18-year-old gymnast hobbled around the podium at the U.S. championships, getting by more on grit than anything else.

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The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) won a dramatic women's team gymnastic final to take the gold medal after Team USA was hit by the withdrawal of Simone Biles .

Biles - the most decorated American gymnast of all time with four Olympic golds and 19 in the world championships - had arrived in Tokyo as Team USA 's star athlete. But her performances in qualifying suggested she was off her game, before a big stumble on the vault in the team event prompted her Initially put down to 'injury', Biles later qualified that she had withdrawn to 'focus on mental health' and also withdrew from the individual all-round event - leaving question marks over her participation in other individual events. Team USA ended up settling for silver in the team event with the Russian Olympic

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Tokyo seemed far away. The top of the Olympic podium, even further.

Then suddenly, there she was on Thursday night as a tinny version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" echoed across Ariake Gymnastics Centre. Gold medal around her neck. A watch party back home among the Hmong-American community in her native Minnesota raging. A victory she never envisioned not yet sinking in.

"It's crazy," Lee said after winning the Olympic all-around title following a tight duel with Brazil's Rebeca Andrade. "It doesn't seem like real life."

Even though the pain in Lee's foot eased — funny how it seemed to get better the more she trained — she arrived in Japan figuring her best shot was at a silver medal. Sure, she'd beaten good friend and reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles during the final day of the U.S. Olympic Trials last month, but that was an anomaly, right?

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Team USA with Simone Biles , second right, celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's team final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 8, 2019. It was a fourth team title for Biles in an event the Americans have dominated for the last eight years. Her huge tally of 15.333 led a U . S . clean sweep in the floor exercises alongside teammates Jade Carey and Sunisa Lee, to hand the Americans gold . Biles is expected to add more medals to her dazzling tally as the favorite in the women's all-around final Thursday and this weekend's apparatus finals.

The Russian team claimed gold ahead of the US in Tokyo. Biles was forced to watch on as her teammates finished second. That had included an uncharacteristically sloppy performance by Biles , whose early departure on Tuesday piled further pressure on her teammates Sunisa Lee, Grace

Then Biles opted out of the all-around competition to focus on her mental health following an eight-year run atop the sport.

Everything was on the table. Gold included. Lee took it with a brilliant set on uneven bars, a nervy performance on beam and a floor exercise that made up for in execution what it might have lacked in aggression.


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Her total of 57.433 points was just enough to top Andrade, who earned the first gymnastics all-around medal by a Latin American athlete but missed out on gold when she stepped out of bounds twice during her floor routine.

Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova added bronze to the gold she won in the team final. American Jade Carey, who joined the competition after Biles pulled out, finished eighth.

a woman eating a banana: Lee poses with her gold medal after winning the Women's All-Around Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) © Getty Lee poses with her gold medal after winning the Women's All-Around Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Biles' decision to sit out led to the jarring sight of the gymnast considered the greatest of all time cheering on Lee and the rest of the 24-woman field from the stands with the gold that's been hers for so long now in play for everyone else.

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Biles congratulated her team mate on social media: "[She] absolutely killed it!!! Olympic champion right here !!! So so so beyond proud of you!!!!" Brazilian Rebeca Andrade, 22, won a surprise silver, her country's first-ever Olympic gymnastics medal, while the Russian Olympic Committee's Angelina Melnikova took the bronze medal. Biles , winner of every all-around competition she has entered since 2013, threw the fight for the Olympic gold wide open when she decided not to defend her Rio Games all-around title.

Rolling report: Team USA ’s Simone Biles withdrew from the team final as ROC won gold in Tokyo. Disaster for the US as Jordan Chiles goes out of bounds on a full-twisting double layout, then sits the Her teammates Grace McCallum and Sunisa Lee also contributed numerous minor errors while

Still, Lee did her best to not think about the stakes. She FaceTimed with her father John — who was paralyzed from the chest down during a freak accident in Minnesota just days before the 2019 national championships — before the meet, just like always. He told her to relax. So she did. Or at least, she tried.

Lee admitted she was getting "in her head" a little bit while prepping for her bar routine, the one that's currently the hardest in the world. She didn't exactly look nervous. The 15.300 the judges rewarded her for a series of intricate connections and releases tied Andrade's near-perfect Cheng vault for the highest score of the night.

Yet it wasn't Lee's brilliance that made the difference but her guts. She nearly came off the balance beam while executing a wolf turn — basically a seated spin — needed to suction cup her toes to the 4-inch slab of wood to stay on. Her score of 13.833 moved her in front of Andrade heading into the floor exercise.

Going first, Lee opted for a routine with three tumbling passes instead of four, hoping better execution would override any potential tenths she surrendered by not doing a fourth pass. Her 13.700 was steady, but it left an opening for Andrade.

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The 21-year-old Brazilian, two years removed from a third surgery to repair a torn ACL in her knee, had the best floor score of the contenders during qualifying. Yet she bounded out of bounds with both feet at the end of her first tumbling pass. And her right foot stepped off the white mat and onto the surrounding blue carpet.

a group of people standing together smiling for the camera: Silver medalist Rebeca Andrade of Team Brazil, gold medalist Sunisa Lee of Team United States and bronze medalist Angelina Melnikova of Team ROC pose for a photo after the Women's All-Around Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) © Getty Silver medalist Rebeca Andrade of Team Brazil, gold medalist Sunisa Lee of Team United States and bronze medalist Angelina Melnikova of Team ROC pose for a photo after the Women's All-Around Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Needing a 13.802 to win, Andrade received a 13.666 instead. Not that she particularly cared. She wasn't even sure she would make it to Tokyo until she won the all-around at the Pan American Championships two months ago. She was in tears as she watched her country's flag raised during an Olympic gymnastics ceremony for the first time.

"This medal represents all Brazil," she said.

The gold, however, remains in possession of the Americans. Lee's victory marked the fifth straight by a U.S. woman, with the past three Olympic champions all being women of color.

Biles and 2012 gold medalist Gabby Douglas are Black. Lee's parents are Hmong, an ethnic group who have historically lived in the mountains of Southeast Asia. Lee's parents emigrated from Laos to Minnesota, which has the largest concentration of Hmong in the U.S. A large group of friends and family gathered in Minneapolis to watch her make history. She hopes the image of a Hmong standing in front of the world and on top of her sport resonates in a community she sometimes feels can be too restrictive.

"I want people to know that you can reach your dreams and you can just do what you want to do," she said. "Because you never know what's going to happen in the end."

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