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Russian Olympic Committee wins gold in women’s team gymnastics as Team USA hit by Simone Biles withdrawal

After 4 rotations, the ROC’s Vladislava Urazova, Viktoriia Listunova, Angelina Melnikova achieved a complete rating of 169.528 factors with defending champion Team USA having to sette for silver with 166.096.

Great Britain took bronze with a rating of 164.096.

The ROC’s gold is the primary in the women’s team occasion for the reason that 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Victory additionally secured a well-known double for the ROC after the boys received gold in Monday’s team occasion.

“We nonetheless cannot consider it is taking place. The unimaginable is feasible now,” stated Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova, who cried after ending her ground routine.

“We labored extraordinarily exhausting, we had been mainly in a closed coaching camp for a 12 months and a half, working for this second.

“I knew that it was relying on me and I used to be feeling overwhelming happiness … knew I had achieved my job.”

Viktoriia Listunova of Team ROC competes in balance beam during the women's final.
Tuesday’s competitors, although, was dominated by Biles’ withdrawal for “medical points” after the opening rotation.

In an announcement posted on Twitter, USA Gymnastics stated Biles can be “assessed every day to find out medical clearance for future competitions.”

If handed match to compete, Biles’ subsequent occasion might be the women’s all-round ultimate. The American is hoping so as to add to her haul of 4 gold medals received on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Biles nonetheless has 5 gold medal occasions remaining and will she win all of them the 24-year-old would tie Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina’s women’s report of 9 gold medals.

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