Tokyo Olympics: Artistic Gymnastics LIVE Day 4 - ROC wins gold, Simone Biles withdraws - Updates, results, scores, medal, blog
The drama of team finals unfolds today as ROC as the No. 1 team from qualification while Simone Biles and Team USA a point behind. Catch all the action here!
Welcome to The Bridge's LIVE blog for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 4 of the Tokyo Olympics!
The ROC has taken home the gold in the Women's Team event with a score of 169.528. The USA settles for silver after the controversial withdrawal of Simone Biles from the event, and the young group from Great Britain clinches the silver.
- 27 July 2021 1:04 PM GMT
I shall stop ranting now. This ends the historic team final.
See you again with the All-around finals starting with the men tomorrow and the women on thursday! I assure you it will be just as dramatic.
Thank you to everyone who joined and listened to my ranting. Keep supporting and cheering!
- 27 July 2021 1:03 PM GMT
I can't get enough of this team final. ROC smashed that. Absolutely smashed that competition.
They are now gold medalists on the mens and womens team final!! What an achievement - you can really see what this means to them.
On the flip side - really feel for USA. The girls have done absolutely everything in their power to be their best today. Great resilience and mental toughness shown at a difficult time. Hope the officials see this as a HUGE warning sign to NOT take Simone Biles for granted.
Say it with me "Simone Biles is a person, not a strategy". They cannot use her as a cushion. More thought should have gone into team selection and strategy. Just because Simone hits every time, most don't realise the pressure she is under. It is unimaginable the pressure she may feel when the whole of USA is basically counting on her to hit every SINGLE TIME.
They should take the silver with pride! As they deserve it.
Good wishes to Simone as she prepared for event finals - hopefully she will recover from any medical/mental health issues and come back to the arena on Thursday ready to smash the competition!
- 27 July 2021 12:57 PM GMT
The GB girls are COMPLETELY shocked. What a phenomenal comeptition for these youngsters. A team of very inexperienced girls. WOW. No words here wow
- 27 July 2021 12:54 PM GMT
THAT DOES IT FOR ROC!!! OH MY GOD WOW.
Absolutely deserved it today!
Tough luck for USA.
THE GB GIRLS ARE CRYING NOW. And I'm crying! Everyone is crying
What a team finals - both mens and womens has been. Shocking but satisfying
SO SO SO CLSOE BOTH COMPETITIONS
- 27 July 2021 12:52 PM GMT
Excuse the next 5 mintues of excitement but THEY DID ITTTTTTT!!
They are waiting on the score but the ROC Girls in tears! WOW. I am emotional now.
Also - the fight for bronze - TEAM GREAT BRITAIN LOOKS TO HAVE GRABBED THE BRONZE!
- 27 July 2021 12:50 PM GMT
Suni Lee Floor 13.666.
Regardless of what happens today USA should be proud of themselves. With what happened with Simone, and then the others carrying the team. Not easy at all
Melnikova floor: GREAT first two tumbles. lovely. Crowd clapping along with her now. Or whatever crowd is there, haha. Last tumble now - double pike and she HITS!!
WOW!!!! SHE SHOULD BE SO PROUD
THAT SHOULD DO IT FOR ROC!!!!!!!
- 27 July 2021 12:47 PM GMT
Suni Lee - great first two tumbles. She is so on today. Easy third tumble lands it well. Last tumble - double back - good, small slide back. Really good effort from her but I don't think tis enough to overtake ROC.
Hiraiwa 13.466 on beam for Japan
- 27 July 2021 12:45 PM GMT
Listunova 14.166 WOW. She's delighted with that.
Suni Lee on floor for USA now
Morgan GB Bars 14.033
- 27 July 2021 12:44 PM GMT
13.075 for Martina Maggio from Italy.
Zhang Jin 14.066 on vault and a good recovery after those two unfortunate falls from them.
- 27 July 2021 12:42 PM GMT
Jordan Chiles with a 11.7 on floor. Very low for her. Disappointing after a big beam routine for her.
Listunova Floor ROC: love her choreography. great opening tumble. triple twist beautiful. lovely third tumble! wow fun piece of choreography through middle. WHAT A STAR. Only 16 years of age.