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Gymnastics Drama: Simon Bales Injured and Forced to Abandon During Finals - Walla! Tokyo 2020 Olympics


The legendary gymnast did a bad exercise on the nearby horse and after that she needed medical attention. The Russians want to return the gold to Moscow for the first time in 29 years

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Gymnastics Drama: Simon Bales was injured and forced to leave during the finals

The legendary gymnast did a bad exercise on the jumping table and after that she needed medical attention.

A few minutes later the Americans announced that she would not continue.

Will the US achieve a third consecutive gold without the big star?


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Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 14:20 Updated: 14:50

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After Russia won the group gold in gymnastics yesterday (Monday), today we were supposed to have a big battle between Russia and the USA of Simon Bailes, who wants first Olympic gold in Tokyo and fifth overall. The Americans were considered favorites to win, much thanks to Bales. Bailes, who did not do well on the jumping table when she landed badly and needed medical attention.

Bailes, who received a poor score of 13: 7.66, received prolonged treatment and then returned to be with her friends. , Probably due to injury and Jordan Chiles stepped up in her place for the exercise in the graded parallel bars.It is not clear at the moment what will happen to Bailes later in the Olympics, when of course the personal competitions are also expected.

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Its a sad Olympics in the meantime.

Simon Bales (Photo: Reuters)

Its a sad evening.

Bales (Photo: Reuters)

The US will try to get a third consecutive gold after doing so in 2016 and 2012. The Russian team has not done so since 1992, when it was once called the United Delegation, when under the Olympic flag appeared a delegation that included athletes from 12 countries that were part of the Soviet Union .

in Russia it Mustafina largest cleared the way and qualifying shone two daughters 16th, Wladyslawa Aorazobh and Victoria Listonobh - European champions in a competition. both with Angelina Melnikova, should put up a fight big stripes and stars and perhaps return the gold to Moscow.

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