The U.S. gymnastics team took silver in the women’s team event after Simone Biles withdrew from the competition after the first event.
According to a statement from USA Gymnastics, Biles withdrew due to a medical issue. The organization said she will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions. Biles’ coach wrote to NBC after Biles’ exit, “Physically she is fine. But she is done for the night.”
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US Gymnastics Wins Silver in Final, Simone Biles ExitsTOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 27: Simone Biles of Team United States walks off the floor during the Women’s Team Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Team USA earned silver in the women’s gymnastics team final following the exit of Simone Biles.
Biles withdrew from Tuesday’s final due to a medical issue, according to a statement from USA Gymnastics.
The organization said she will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.
Biles bailed out of her Amanar in the vault and only completed a 1.5 twist on a 2.5-twisting Yurchenko, then stumbled backward on the landing. She had previously posted the best score in the vault during the all-around qualifiers.
The Russian Olympic Committee won gold and Great Britain won bronze. The U.S. had won gold in the event at the last two Olympics, while ROC earned silver in both Olympics.
Italy and Japan placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
Team USA shut out by Japan in softball gold medal game
For the second time in Olympic history, Japan has upset the U.S. in the softball gold medal game.
Team USA, which went undefeated in round-robin play, only had three hits.
The Japanese had a runner in scoring position in each of the first four innings before finally converting on an infield single in the fourth inning.
Japan added a second run in the top of the fifth inning.
Lydia Jacoby headlines four-medal night for U.S. swimmingLydia Jacoby, of the United States, celebrates after winning the final of the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics on July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Lydia Jacoby, 17 years old, secured a shocking gold medal in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, beating out reigning Olympic champion and fellow American Lilly King, who finished third.
King was one of three Team USA members to claim bronze on Monday night, along with reigning Olympic champ Ryan Murphy in the men’s 100m backstroke and Regan Smith in the women’s 100m backstroke.
U.S. women’s soccer advances to quarterfinals after tie with AustraliaKASHIMA, JAPAN – JULY 27: Emily Van Egmond #10 of Team Australia battles for possession with Julie Ertz #8 of Team United States during the Women’s Football Group G match between United States and Australia on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kashima Stadium on July 27, 2021 in Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
The United States women’s soccer team is headed to the quarterfinals, after tying Australia 0-0 in their final game of group play.
With the tie, the United States finished second in Group G, going 1-1-1 in its three group games. The U.S. won the tiebreaker over Australia based on goal differential, with its’ goal differential of 2 being better than Australia’s -1.
In the match, Alex Morgan had a goal called back after VAR determined that she was offside. That was as close as the two sides would get to scoring. Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stopped the two shots she faced.
The quarterfinals for women’s soccer begin on Friday, July 30.
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