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American Sunisa Lee took Olympic gymnastics all-around gold as defending champion Simone Biles watched from the stands after withdrawing to prioritise her mental health.

The 18-year-old Olympic debutant, who helped the USA win staff silver on Tuesday, completed on 57.433.

Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade gained silver and Russian Angelina Melnikova bronze.

Jessica Gadirova’s tenth place was the perfect consequence ever by a British lady within the occasion.

Andrade’s rating of 57.298 secured Brazil’s first ever ladies’s gymnastics medal on the Video games, whereas Melnikova took bronze with 57.199.

“It is my first world rating, so I do know the place I’m and the place I stand,” stated 16-year-old Gadirova, whose twin sister Jennifer completed thirteenth.

“Over time hopefully I’ll simply develop. I’ve obtained a number of days to relaxation the legs up prepared for the ground ultimate [on Monday].”

The twins helped Nice Britain win a historic team bronze on Tuesday and Jennifer could but be a part of Jessica in Monday’s ground ultimate if Biles withdraws.

Biles withdrew from the staff ultimate on Tuesday and later introduced she wouldn’t compete within the all-around ultimate both, however the four-time Olympic gold medallist enthusiastically cheered on her fellow gymnasts from the stands.

The 24-year-old has but to substantiate whether or not she’s going to compete within the particular person equipment finals, which begin on Sunday, saying she’s going to take “every day because it comes”.

Simone Biles applauding with three team-mates
Simone Biles (second from proper) cheered on Lee from the stands together with her United States team-mates

After Biles withdrew from the staff ultimate, Lee stated the Olympic star “carries the staff mainly”, however the teenager has proven she is able to take star billing.

Lee broke her foot in June 2020 however issues over her ground routine after the damage proved unfounded because the American’s rating of 13.700 was sufficient for gold in a extremely aggressive ultimate.

American Cup-winning inventive gymnast Katelyn Ohashi stated on BBC Radio 5 Reside that Lee had proved “she’s an actual competitor”, including: “She’s adopted within the footsteps of Simone.”

Brazil’s Andrade has had her personal damage struggles, with the 22-year-old struggling a 3rd critical knee damage in 4 years in 2019.

She led on the midway stage, however errors on the ground – her ultimate equipment – noticed Lee pip her to gold.

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