tokyo summer olympics 2021

Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021: Gymnast Simone Biles Challenged at 2021 Olympic Games

USA Gymnast favorite Simone Byles is being put through her paces. Presently, she has placed in all finals but Team USA sits in second place overall.

According to NBC, “Simone Biles is set to compete in all six finals — team, individual all-around, floor exercise, beam, uneven bars, and vault — at the Tokyo Olympics despite an uncharacteristically shaky performance from most of the United States women’s team during qualifications.

Biles had the highest scores on vault (15.183), took second on floor, was seventh on beam, and snuck into the uneven bars final out of tenth place thanks to the two-per-country rule, which eliminated two Russian gymnasts from contention. She put together the highest all-around score on the day at 57.731.”

Brazil Performing Well

Also, Rebeca Andrade of Brazil scored 14.200, to take her close to the top spot in the women’s all-around events. Biles is barely hanging on.

This will make for an exciting, nail-biting showdown. One which we all will look forward to. Will the American continue to dominate or will she be toppled by the young bloods gaining fast at her heels?

These are the finalists in the various gymnastics events:

Team final (8)

  1. ROC
  2. USA
  3. China
  4. France
  5. Belgium
  6. Great Britain
  7. Italy
  8. Japan
  9. Reserves: Germany, Canada

Individual all-around (24)

  1. Simone Biles (USA)
  2. Rebeca Andrade (BRA)
  3. Sunisa Lee (USA)
  4. Angelina Melnikova (ROC)
  5. Vladislava Urazova (ROC)
  6. Nina Derwael (BEL)
  7. TANG Xijing (CHN)
  8. Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (FRA)
  9. Jessica Gadirova (GBR)
  10. LU Yufei (CHN)
  11. Zsofia Kovacs (HUN)
  12. Jennifer Gadirova (GBR)
  13. Carolann Heduit (FRA)
  14. Elisabeth Seitz (GER)
  15. Alice d’Amato (ITA)
  16. Roxana Popa (ESP)
  17. Brooklyn Moors (CAN)
  18. MURAKAMI Mai (JPN)
  19. Elsabeth Black (CAN)
  20. Jutta Verkest (BEL)
  21. Martina Maggio (ITA)
  22. LEE Yunseo (KOR)
  23. Giulia Steingruber (SUI)
  24. Kim Bui (GER)
  25. Reserves: Lieke Wevers (NED), Eythora Thorsdottir (NED), Georgia Godwin (AUS), HATAKEDA Hitomi (JPN)

Vault (8)

  1. Simone Biles (USA)
  2. Jade Carey (USA)
  3. Rebeca Andrade (BRA)
  4. YEO Seojeong (KOR)
  5. Shallon Olsen (CAN)
  6. Liliia Akhaimova (ROC)
  7. Alexa Moreno (MEX)
  8. Angelina Melnikova (ROC)
  9. Reserves: Giulia Steingruber (SUI), MURAKAMI Mai (JPN), Elsabeth Black (CAN)

Uneven bars (8)

  1. Nina Derwael (BEL)
  2. Sunisa Lee (USA)
  3. Anastasiia Iliankova (ROC)
  4. Angelina Melnikova (ROC)
  5. LU Yufei (CHN)
  6. Elisabeth Seitz (GER)
  7. FAN Yilin (CHN)
  8. Simone Biles (USA)
  9. Reserves: Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (FRA), Jonna Adlerteg (SWE), Zsofia Kovacs (HUN)

Balance beam (8)

  1. GUAN Chenchen (CHN)
  2. TANG Xijing (CHN)
  3. Sunisa Lee (USA)
  4. Larisa Iordache (ROU)
  5. Elsabeth Black (CAN)
  6. Simone Biles (USA)
  7. Vladislava Urazova (ROC)
  8. Flavia Saraiva (BRA)
  9. Reserves: ASHIKAWA Urara (JPN), Viktoriia Listunova (ROC), Sanne Wevers (NED)

Floor (8)

  1. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)
  2. Simone Biles (USA)
  3. Jade Carey (USA)
  4. Rebeca Andrade (BRA)
  5. Jessica Gadirova (GBR)
  6. Viktoriia Listunova (ROC)
  7. Angelina Melnikova (ROC)
  8. MURAKAMI Mai (JPN)
  9. Reserves: Jennifer Gadirova (GBR), Nina Derwael (BEL), Brooklyn Moors (CAN)

Source: Olympics

Stay tuned for more from the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021.

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