Simone Biles mentioned Tuesday she was simply completely happy to be out on the Tokyo Olympics flooring performing whatever the consequence after taking dwelling the bronze medal within the stability beam.
Biles scored a 14.000 and was the third gymnast to compete. China completed 1-2 within the stability beam with Guan Chenchen getting gold and Tang Xijing profitable silver. Guan had a 14.633 and Tang had a 14.233. She now has seven Olympic medals, which is tied with Shannon Miller for probably the most by an American gymnast.
Biles completed her routine with a double-pike dismount. She had expressed considerations about getting the “twisties,” which was partly the explanation why she withdrew from a number of occasions within the first place.
“I had nerves however I felt fairly good,” she mentioned.
Biles took dwelling her second medal from the Tokyo Olympics. Regardless of dropping out of the all-around staff last, she nonetheless received the silver medal.
“I used to be simply completely happy to have the ability to carry out, whatever the consequence. I did it for me, and I used to be simply pleased with myself for having the ability to compete another time,” Biles added.
The famous person gymnast now has seven complete Olympic medals to her title. The quantity ties Miller’s mark for many Olympic medals for an American gymnast.
Within the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Biles took dwelling 4 gold medals and a bronze. She was first within the staff last, all-around, vault and flooring train. She received a bronze within the stability beam.
Miller first received medals on the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. She completed these video games with two silver medals and three bronze medals. She received her first gold within the 1996 Olympics. She received gold within the staff last and the stability beam.
It was Biles’ first occasion because the all-around staff last final week. Biles withdrew from the occasion after her vault try and subsequently pulled out of the person all-around and two different equipment occasions earlier than committing to the stability beam last within the final ladies’s gymnastics occasion of the Olympics.
Biles obtained cheers from her teammates as she was on the stability beam. She had one connection subject in her try however by no means slipped and by no means faltered.
Biles had dropped out of a number of the earlier occasions final week due to psychological well being causes. Via all of it, she nonetheless managed to make her mark on U.S. Olympic historical past.
The Related Press contributed to this report.