To the Olympics now after all the drama all the questions in her last chance to compete in Tokyo, Simone Biles securing her place in history
Where the gymnast now stands among the sport’s all time greats
Plus a double take in track and field the stars who have a lot to be thankful for Jim Ryan bring us the latest from Tokyo.
In her final chance at competing Simone Biles did just that and earned the Bronze in the balance beam. It’s her 7th Olympic medal.
The beam was Biles? First event since last week when she pulled out of the other competitions after getting what gymnasts call the Twisties Losing spatial awareness while spinning in the air.
“Yes I’m pretty happy. I wasn’t expecting to medal. I just came out here and tried to do a good beam set.”
Biles now ties Shannon Miller as the most decorated U.S. Olympic gymnast with 7 medals.
Sunia Lee who won Gold in the individual all around, failed to make the podium finishing fifth.
A one two punch for Athing Mu and Raevyn Rogers. Mu earned Gold the women’s 800 meters, the first time an American woman has won the event since 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Rogers took Bronze.
April Ross and Alix Klineman have advanced to the semi-finals in women?s Beach Volleyball. The 2016 Bronze medalist and her partner ousted Germany in their quarter-final matchup.
Also moving onto the semis, men’s basketball. In a do or die matchup against Spain, the world’s number 2nd ranked team, overcame a sluggish first half to win 95-81. They play again Thursday.
Jim Ryan ABC news Tokyo.