The dominance of American gymnasts at the Olympics has ceased. On Tuesday in Tokyo, the captain of the US national team sustained an injury.
PAP / EPA / Pictured: Simone Biles
On Tuesday, at the 32nd Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, the all-around final for the women’s team in sports gymnastics was held. In the third consecutive Olympic Games, the teams of the United States and Russia competed for the gold and silver medals (this time in the name of the Russian Olympic Committee due to the punishment of the doping scandal). The Americans were victorious in London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016). In Japan, their dominance has ended.
For Team USA, Simone Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medalist from Rio de Janeiro, only participated in the jump. Then I sustained an injury and lost the following equipment. American women won silver medals. Among them were Jordan Chiles, Sunisa Lee and Grace McCallum.
Biles qualify for the singles final and all equipment. It is not yet known what will happen with her upcoming debut in Tokyo.
American women did their best, but perhaps unconsciously they felt that winning gold medals without Biles was an impossible task. Not against the powerful Russians. Sunisa Lee (15400 – the best result with Belgium’s Nina Druel) was particularly impressive on the asymmetric machines.
The Russian woman had a worse moment on the balance beam. Shock fell, and Melnikwa slowly introduced herself. However, the Americans lacked arguments to take advantage of this stumble. Jordan Chiles (11700) fared so poorly in the free practice that gold for the Russian women became a reality.
The gold team of the Russian Olympic Committee was created by Lilija Achaimowa, Wiktoria Listunowa, Angelina Mielnikowa and Władisława Urazowa.
The bronze was won by the British (Jennifer Gaderova, Jessica Gaderova, Alice Kinsella and Amelie Morgan). The Italians (Alice D’Amato, Asia D’Amato, Vanessa Ferrari, Martina Maggio) were ahead of the bar.
1. Russian Olympic Committee: 169.528 points (Władisława Urazowa, Angelina Mielnikowa, Wiktoria Listunowa, Lilija Achaimowa)
2. USA 166,096 (Sonesa Lee, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum, Simone Biles)
3 – UK 164,096 (Jessica Gaderova, Alice Kinsella, Jennifer Gaderova, Amelie Morgan)
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