Updates: 27.07.2021 15:21
Tokyo – Russian gymnasts won the team competition at the Olympic Games for the first time since 1992. The second place in Tokyo was defended by the defenders of gold from the United States of America, who missed the star Simone Biles from the second exercise.
The four-time champion from Ria Biles, who wanted to attack six gold medals in the current games, withdrew from the competition right after the opening jump. USA Gymnastics stated without further details that the 24-year-old star did not continue due to health reasons.
Biles won the all-around qualification on Sunday and should start in the finals on all four instruments. It is not clear whether he will actually continue the games.
Russian gymnasts used Biles’ absence for the first triumph since Barcelona in 1992, when the Commonwealth of Independent States team won. The quartet Lilija Achajmovová, Viktorija Listunovová, Angelina Melnikovová, Vladislava Urazovová collected 169,528 points. The Americans finished second with more than a three-point loss (166,096), and the British won bronze.
The Russians imitated their male colleagues who had won the team competition in Tokyo the day before.
Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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