Simone Biles' bid to make history as the first female gymnast to win five gold medals in one Olympics is over. After winning three gold medals in the team all-around, individual all-around and vault, Biles came up short in the balance beam final.
Biles, 19, is the 2014 and 2015 World Championships gold medalist in beam, but she finished fourth at the U.S. Trials. On Monday, Biles suffered her first miscue in Rio, stumbling on a front flip. She needed her hands to brace herself to avoid completely falling off the beam. The deductions Biles received on her execution left her with a score of 14.733, landing her the bronze.
Biles' teammate, Laurie Hernandez, 16, won silver with a score of 15.333. The gold medal went to Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands at 15.466.
Silver for Laurie and bronze for Simone! pic.twitter.com/V3uZir4rh2
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) August 15, 2016
Wevers, 24, was the second-oldest competitor in the final. Her routine had the highest difficulty score of the event (6.600) and she produced the second-highest execution score (8.666) to Hernandez. This marks the first time a Dutch female gymnast has won any Olympic individual medal. The Netherlands' only other female gymnastics medal came in 1928 in Amsterdam, as the hosts won gold in the first ever-woman's team all-around.
Before the competition, Biles uploaded this throwback of her and Hernandez next to a present-day photo. Now, they are co-individual medalists.
Biles will compete in the floor exercise final Tuesday. A gold medal would put Biles in rare company, as only three women have ever won four gold medals in gymnastics in one Olympic games.
She would be the first American to accomplish the feat.
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