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Sport Olympic gymnastics results: Suni Lee narrowly wins gold to become USA's fifth straight all-around champion

03:07  30 july  2021
03:07  30 july  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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For the fifth consecutive Summer Olympics , an American gymnast has won the women' s gymnastics individual all - around . With Simone Biles widely regarded as the greatest gymnast of all-time heading into the 2020 Summer Games that' s not a surprise, but after she pulled out of the event, citing mental heath concerns, Suni Lee etched her name among the U. S . legends that She'll be competing in the uneven bars final on Sunday morning before finishing with the balance beam finals on Tuesday morning. Women' s gymnastics individual all - around results . Suni Lee ( USA ) - 57.433.

Sunisa Lee of Team USA has won the gold medal in women' s individual all - around gymnastics final. The 18-year-old is the fifth American woman in a row to win the event and is the first ever Hmong-American Olympic gymnast . Novak Djokovic progressed into the semifinals of the men' s tennis competition after beating Japan' s Kei Nishikori in straight sets -- 6-2 6-0 -- at Ariake Tennis Park on Thursday. The Serbian said he was relieved the match was played later in the Tokyo afternoon, offering some welcome relief from the extreme heat.

For the fifth consecutive Olympics, the United States was able to win the women's gymnastics all-around gold medal. Even with Simone Biles out of action, Team USA was able to earn a victory thanks to a stellar performance from Suni Lee.

Lee was embroiled in a close, competitive final all day. Her rotation consisted of herself, teammate Jade Carey, Russian Olympic Committee members Angelina Melnikova and Vladislava Urazova, Belgium's Nina Derwael and Brazil's Rebeca Andrade.

Throughout the event, the players jockeyed for the lead. Andrade held it through the first two rotations, the vault and uneven bars. But after a strong beam routine, Lee was able to take a small lead over Urazova and Andrade. During the floor competition, Lee was helped by Andrade stepping out of bounds twice as she held on to earn the victory.

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Sunisa Lee wins the all - around gold medal. TOKYO — For years, Sunisa Lee , a teenager from Minnesota who became the Olympic all - around gymnastics champion on Thursday night, wasn’t training just for herself. As a Hmong American, she went to the gym every day for all the first-generation Americans who wanted to achieve success when their parents had come to the United States with nothing.

Lee won the Olympic all - around title Thursday night, the fifth consecutive American woman (and sixth overall) to claim gymnastics ’ biggest prize, joining Carly Patterson, Nastia Liukin, Gabby Douglas and Biles as Olympic gold medalists, Lee ’ s victory provided a bright spot in what has been a tough week for the U. S . women. Biles was heavily favored to become the first woman in more than a half-century – Czechoslovakia’ s Vera Caslavska in 1968, for you trivia buffs – to repeat as Olympic champion , having not lost an all - around competition since 2013. But she withdrew from Tuesday night’ s team

Lee posted a mark of 57.433 during the all-around competition and ended up winning by less than 0.2 points over Andrade. Melnikova and Urazova were within 0.5 points of the lead as well.

Lee joins an elite quintet of previous American all-around winners that includes Carly Patterson (2004), Nasta Liukin (2008), Gabby Douglas (2012) and Biles (2016).

Sporting News tracked the all-around gymnastics competition at the Olympics and it's highlights live. Here's a look at a full recap of the event. (All times Eastern.)

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8:59 a.m. — Here are the final standings for the all-around final. Lee takes home the gold, Andrade gets the silver and Melnikova gets the bronze. Jade Carey finishes in eighth place after posting the third-best floor score of the day (13.966).

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Sunisa Lee became the fifth straight American woman to claim the Olympic title in the women’s TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 29: Sunisa Lee of Team United States celebrates after competing in floor USA ' s Sunisa Lee competes in the vault event of the artistic gymnastics women's all - around final

Suni Lee won gold in a tightly-contested A new American gymnastics star emerged with Simone Biles sitting out the all - around event on Thursday morning. Suni Lee won gold in a tightly-contested competition in Tokyo, edging out Brazil’ s Rebeca Andrade who took the silver.

Place Gymnast Country Score
1 Suni Lee United States 57.433
2 Rebeca Andrade Brazil 57.298
3 Angelina Melnikova Russian Olympic Committee 57.199
4 Vladislava Urazova Russian Olympic Committee 56.966
5 Mai Murakami Japan 56.032
6 Nina Derwael Belgium 55.965

8:56 a.m. — Andrade gets a 13.666. She clinches the silver but Suni Lee will be the gold medal winner. Team USA's streak of gold medal winners continues for a fifth consecutive Olympics.

8:54 a.m. — Oh boy, Andrade stepped out of bounds twice — once early and once on her final move of the contest. Will that be enough to give Lee the gold? It's up to the judges.

8:52 a.m. — Wow. Suni Lee posted a terrific floor routine that was nearly flawless. "She couldn't have done any better," said the NBC broadcast. All told, she is given a 13.700. That puts her into first place. She'll get at least a silver medal. Now, it all depends on what Rebeca Andrade does in her upcoming floor routine.

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Sunisa Lee of the United States wearing a protective face mask reacts REUTERS/Dylan Martinez. TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) - American Sunisa Lee won the women' s all - around gymnastics gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. Rebeca Andrade of Brazil won silver and the bronze went to Russian Angelina Melnikova. Reporting by Steve Keating, editing by Nick Mulvenney.

On Wednesday, USA Gymnastics announced that 2016 Olympic all - around champion Biles, the heavy favourite prior to the start of the Games, would not participate in the final to focus on her mental health. "After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all - around competition at the Suni Lee ' s rise to the top. Biles absence presented a huge opportunity, but that came with huge pressure. It was only the second time in nine years and first since she skipped the 2017 world championships , enjoying time off after winning four gold medals at Rio 2016.

8:47 a.m. — Angelina Melnikova finishes her floor routine with a 13.966. That puts her a bit ahead of her teammate Urazona, and Melnikova is currently in first place. Suni Lee steps onto the floor next.

8:45 a.m. — Officially, Derwael posted a 13.433 on the floor while Urazova logged a 13.400. Urazova will finish ahead of Derwael.

8:42 a.m. — Nina Derwael and Vladislava Urazova both put together clean routines. Neither stepped out of bounds. Urazova will be in the running for a medal and could have a shot at gold depending on how Suni Lee and Rebeca Andrade do.

8:33 a.m. — Lee will go third-to-last on the floor. Andrade and Carey will be behind her. As such, Andrade will know the score she needs to earn an Olympic gold.

8:31 a.m. — Jade Carey fell to 12th place after her fall on the beam. She has a score of 40.233, so she won't be in the medal hunt. She'll still have a chance to finish in the top 10, as will Canada's Brooklyn Moors, who is in 10th place with a mark of 40.299.

8:28 a.m. — Heading into the final rotation, Suni Lee has taken a lead, albeit a small one. She is ahead of Vladislava Urazova by less than 0.2 points while Rebeca Andrade is just over 0.2 points back. Angelina Melnikova is 0.5 points back. It's anyone's game.

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Place Gymnast Country Score
1 Suni Lee United States 43.733
2 Vladislava Urazova Russian Olympic Committee 43.566
3 Rebeca Andrade Brazil 43.532
4 Angelina Melnikova Russian Olympic Committee 43.233
5 Nina Derwael Belgium 42.532

8:26 a.m. — Andrade makes it five consecutive beam routines without a fall, on a day that has been full of them. The Brazlian gymnast, who is one of the few individuals at the game without a team, posts a 13.566.

8:23 a.m. — Lee's score on the balance beam was a 13.833. She'll be among the top two going into the final rotation regardless of what Rebeca Andrade does.

8:20 a.m. — Suni Lee saved herself from falling on the beam during a Wolf turn and put forth a terrific beam routine. She will have a chance at gold pending the performance of the top group on the floor routine.

8:16 a.m. — We're now through three beam routines without a fall. Angelina Melnikova posted a 13.700 after her teammate, Urazova, logged a 14.200. Urazova will lead Melnikova and Derwael. Now, it's all about what Andrade and Lee can do. Suni Lee is up next on the beam.

8:11 a.m. — Both Derwael and Urazova stayed on the beam and put together excellent routines, with Urazova's being particularly impressive. They will remain near the top of the crowded leaderboard.

8:02 a.m. — Oh no, Jade Carey fell during her beam routine. She finished and didn't get hurt, but it's going to be tough for her to make a medal push now after scoring an 11.533 on the apparatus.

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8:00 a.m. — Up next for the top six is the balance beam. This is another one of Lee's specialties, as she finished third on it during qualifying. It's also Carey's worst event, as she finished 41st on it during qualifying. Among the other top competitors, Vladislava Urazova is the one to watch. She posted a 14.000 on the beam during qualifying, good for the eighth-best on the day.

7:55 a.m. — We're halfway through the all-around final and it's anybody's game, though it looks like someone from the first rotation will emerge with a win. Suni Lee moved into second place after the bars and is less than 0.1 points behind the leader. Meanwhile Jade Carey dropped to sixth but is still well within striking distance. The top five competitors are separated by 0.8 points and Carey is just 1.266 points off the pace.

Place Gymnast Country Score
1 Rebeca Andrade Brazil 29.966
2 Suni Lee United States 29.9
3 Angelina Melnikova Russian Olympic Committee 29.533
4 Vladislava Urazova Russian Olympic Committee 29.366
5 Nina Derwael Belgium 29.166
6 Jade Carey United States 28.7

7:49 a.m. — What an effort from Suni Lee on the bars. She puts forth another excellent routine and managed to save herself from a potential fall. She stuck the landing and hit on her skills for a 15.300, the highest score on the uneven bars so far today.

7:47 a.m. — Both competitors from the ROC performed well on the uneven bars. Vladislava Urazova notched a 14.866 while Angelina Melnikova logged a 14.900. The uneven bars are a strength of the ROC, so this wasn't a surprise.

7:41 a.m. — Belgium's Nina Derwael posts a 15.266 on the uneven bars. She is Suni Lee's main rival on this event, so Lee will be looking to post a similar score when her turn is up.

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7:36 a.m. — Carey's completed her uneven bars routinee largely without issue. She had a flat handstand and didn't get to the low bar as quickly as she was supposed to, but she didn't suffer any falls en route to a solid 13.500. That's lower than her qualifying score in the event — the difficulty alone was 0.3 points lower in Thursday's competition — but she will remain in the hunt with one of her best events, floor, still yet to come.

7:33 a.m. — The leader, Brazil's Rebeca Andrade, put up a terrific effort on the bars. It was very clean and she stuck the landing. She posts a strong 14.666, nearly 0.5 points better than her qualifying number, and has put some pressure on Carey and Lee to match her on the bars.

7:28 a.m. — For those wondering, Jade Carey posted a 14.133 (20th place) on the uneven bars during qualifying. It was her third-best event of the four behind vault and floor.

7:25 a.m. — Up next for Team USA will be the uneven bars. This is Suni Lee's chance to make up some ground on Andrade and Carey. After getting a great score on her weakest event, Lee will look to make the leap toward the top of the leaderboard.

7:21 a.m. — After one rotation, Carey and Lee are well-positioned to make a run for the gold. They are in second and fourth place respectively. Here's a look at the leaderboard so far:

Place Gymnast Country Score
1 Rebeca Andrade Brazil 15.300
2 Jade Carey United States 15.200
3 Angelina Melnikova Russian Olympic Committee 14.633
4 Suni Lee United States 14.600
5 Vladislava Urazova Russian Olympic Committee 14.500

7:04 a.m. — Jade Carey's first vault is in. She landed her vault with a tiny hop at the end on one of the most difficult vaults in the competition. She logs a 15.200 and is just 0.1 points behind Rebeca Andrade after the event.

7:01 a.m. — For those wondering, Lee had scored a 14.333 in qualfying, good for 23rd on the vault. She would've tied for 12th in qualifying with a 14.600, so needless to say, her improvement will have a positive impact on her chances of winning the gold.

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6:58 a.m. — And her comes Suni Lee on the vault. She sticks a landing on it. A very good start for the 18-year-old, as she picks up a 14.600 on the vault, an event that is arguably her weakest event.

6:55 a.m. — The broadcast makes a good point about this being the third day of competition in the last five for women that were involved in the team final. If there's any fatigue from these participants and top competitors, that could benefit the individual gymnasts, like Jade Carey, who didn't participate in the team competition.

6:53 a.m. — All right, here we go. The gymnasts are warming up, and Suni Lee will be the first American to compete in an event on the vault.

6:47 a.m. — We're about to get underway. Here's a Jade Carey highlight posted by Team USA to get you pumped up.

6:35 a.m. — Just 15 minutes left until the event officially gets underway. It's set to begin at 6:50 a.m. ET, or 7:50 p.m. Tokyo time.

6:31 a.m. — Lieke Wevers from the Netherlands is the alternate who replaced Canada's Ellie Black, who had to withdraw due to an ankle injury. Wevers, 29, scored a 53.365 in qualifying, good for 32nd overall in the competition, and finished no higher than 23rd overall on any single event.

6:28 a.m. — The two Team USA competitors will be in a group of six gymnasts that includes most of their strongest competition for the event. Brazil's Rebeca Andrade finished second in qualifying; Belgium's Nina Derwael was the only gymnasts to best Suni Lee on the uneven bars in qualifying; and, of course, Angelina Melnikova and Vladislava Urazova were key members of the ROC's gold-medal-winning team.

6:21 a.m. — The rotation order is in for Thursday's competition. Suni Lee and Jade Carey will begin on the vault. Carey placed second on the vault during all-around qualifying behind only Rebeca Andrade, so she'll have a chance to get off to a strong start.

6:10 a.m. — In case you need a reason to get excited about today's event, Team USA shared an incredible slo-mo look at Suni Lee on the uneven bars, her best event.

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  • Time: 6 a.m. ET
  • TV channels: NBC (U.S.) | CBC (Canada)
  • Live stream: Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App, fuboTV

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Most of the events will be broadcast on Peacock, CNBC and USA, but those hoping to catch some of the action in prime time are in luck. NBC will re-air gymnastics events most nights with a focus on the women's squad.

Date Event Time (ET) Channel
Thu, July 29 Women's All Around 6-11 a.m. Peacock
Thu, July 29 Women's Trampoline Final 8 p.m.-2 a.m. CNBC
Fri, July 30 Women's Trampoline Final 2-4 a.m. CNBC
Fri, July 30 Men's Trampoline Final 8 p.m.-2 a.m. CNBC
Sat, July 31 Men's Trampoline Final 2-4 a.m. CNBC
Sun, Aug. 1 Event Finals 4-11 a.m. Peacock
Mon, Aug. 2 Event Finals 4-11 a.m. Peacock
Tue, Aug. 3 Event Finals 4-11 a.m. Peacock
Thu, Aug. 5 Rhythmic Individual Qualifying 8 p.m.-12:15 a.m. CNBC
Fri, Aug. 6 Rhythmic Group Qualifying 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. USA
Sat, Aug. 7 Rhythmic Group Final 6-11:30 p.m. USA

Can college save the gymnastics star? .
It is why those in the sport are encouraged that the next generation of Americans don’t appear to be attempting Biles’ path of staying in the cutthroat world of international gymnastics. It has opened a floodgates: Sunisa Lee (Auburn), Jordan Chiles (UCLA), Jade Carey (Oregon State) and Grace McCallum (Utah) are all choosing the less intense, more well-rounded life of a college gymnast that wasn’t available to Biles. “I think honestly it will make me a lot happier just competing for a team,” said Lee, the all-around Olympic champion who says she wants to compete at the 2024 Paris Games. “Not individually like this, [which] is scary. I want to have some fun in college.

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