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Simone Biles Takes Bronze On Balance Beam At 2020 Toyko Olympics

Simone Biles Takes Bronze On Balance Beam At 2020 Toyko Olympics

Simone Biles takes bronze on balance beam on the final night of Olympic artistic gymnastics competition.

Aug 3, 2021 by FloGymnastics Staff
Simone Biles Takes Bronze On Balance Beam At 2020 Toyko Olympics

TOKYO, August 3, 2021 – On the final day of the artistic gymnastics competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Simone Biles of Spring, Texas, secured the bronze medal on balance beam. Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn., Brody Malone of Belfast, Tenn., and Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif., were also in action.

Biles earned her second medal of the 2020 Olympics and seventh overall with a 14.000 on beam. She finished behind China’s Guan Chenchen (14.633) and Tang Xijing (14.233). Lee was fifth with a 13.866.

Malone delivered a 14.200 in the horizontal bar final to claim the highest individual event placement for the U.S. men in Tokyo, finishing just off the medal podium in fourth. Japan’s Daiki Hashimoto took gold with a 15.066, while Croatia’s Tin Srbic (14.900) and the Russian Olympic Committee’s Nikita Nagornyy (14.533) rounded out the top three.

Mikulak was sixth on parallel bars. Despite scoring an even 15.000, the three-time Olympian was outpaced by China’s Zou Jingyuan (16.233), Germany’s Lukas Dauser (15.700) and Turkey’s Ferhat Arican (15.633), who posted some of the highest single-apparatus scores of the competition in a shootout for the top spot.

The Olympic rhythmic competition is set to begin August 5 with individual all-around qualification kicking off at 9:20 p.m. ET. Group qualifications will take place August 6 at 9 p.m. ET, and will be followed by the individual all-around final. The group final will be held August 7 at 10 p.m. ET.

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