Gymnastics Live: Simone Biles’s Beam Routine, Results and Score

Current time in Tokyo: Aug. 3, 6:11 p.m.

Key Updates:

  • Aug. 3, 2021, 3:31 a.m. ET

    Aug. 3, 2021, 3:31 a.m. ET

    A take a look at the six opponents who aren’t representing the United States.

  • Aug. 3, 2021, 3:12 a.m. ET

    Aug. 3, 2021, 3:12 a.m. ET

    Who are the Americans competing?

  • Aug. 3, 2021, 2:49 a.m. ET

    Aug. 3, 2021, 2:49 a.m. ET

    Here’s how you can watch the competitors within the United States.

Aug. 3, 2021, 5:10 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 5:10 a.m. ET

While ready for Tang Xijing’s rating, Simone Biles goes as much as the beam, wipes it off a bit, then stands to the aspect and waits.

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:58 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:58 a.m. ET

Ferhat Arican, of Turkey, is psyched about his bronze medal in parallel bars, exhibiting his medal to the digicam and waving it round. If everybody celebrated their silvers and bronzes like this, possibly followers would rejoice them vigorously, too.

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:58 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:58 a.m. ET

The area announcer reminds folks right here to “preserve social distancing guidelines always.” Hmm, sort of laborious for the folks packing the stands above the stability beam. I see Thomas Bach, president of the IOC, there, wanting weirdly informal in a brief sleeve golf shirt.

Credit…Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:44 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:44 a.m. ET

We’ll be turning our consideration in a couple of minutes from the parallel bars to the stability beam. After withdrawing from the ultimate on the final minute due to an ankle damage, Larisa Iordache of Romania tweeted a heartbreaking assertion a couple of minutes in the past, alluding to her mom, who died 4 weeks earlier than the Games started.

I attempted and hoped till the final second for this Olympic closing. Unfortunately, once more, my method is hardened… this ache in my ankle that I really feel is above my restrict as a human being. (1/3)

— Larisa Iordache (@Larisa_Iordache) August 3, 2021

Aug. 3, 2021, 5:10 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 5:10 a.m. ET

“I attempted and hoped till the final second for this Olympic closing,” Iordache wrote. “I wished to do it for me and for [the] one who pushed me down this highway, who sadly is not subsequent to me and I can’t get a phrase of encouragement from.”

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:38 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:38 a.m. ET

Lots of followers have appeared within the stands right here on the Ariake Gymnastics Center, most likely greater than for some other occasion to date. So bizarre that a lot of them have congregated within the stands above the stability beam. Many of them seem like from NBC, primarily based on the credentials hanging round their necks. I ponder who they’re right here to see?

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:35 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:35 a.m. ET

Lukas Dauser has climbed on high of the parallel bars and is standing there, one foot on every bar, celebrating his silver medal. He has unfurled a German flag and is holding it behind of him as his followers within the stands cheer. Who says profitable silver is a disappointment? This man is stoked!

Credit…Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:34 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:34 a.m. ET

Lukas Dauser of Germany wraps up the ultimate with a strong routine and earns the silver medal. That means Zou Jingyuan wins gold as anticipated, and Ferhat Arican will get the bronze medal for Turkey. The males compete in six occasions in creative gymnastics: flooring train, pommel horse, rings vault, parallel bars and excessive bar; the ladies do solely 4. So, the boys at all times win six extra medals than the ladies at each gymnastics meet.

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:29 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:29 a.m. ET

During the boys’s competitors, organizers are piping within the sound of a beating coronary heart to up the drama because the athletes wait for his or her scores. That’s simply imply.

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:31 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:31 a.m. ET

It makes you nervous even in the event you aren’t competing!

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:25 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:25 a.m. ET

Petro Pakhniuk of Ukraine had a really lengthy pause in his parallel bars routine as he struggled to maintain his stability in a handstand on one rail. That will hold him out of the medals.

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:24 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:24 a.m. ET

Kensley Behel of Gymcastic instructed me that the Bhavsar was a ability to look at for. We’ve seen it a couple of instances already. It was named for the U.S. gymnast Raj Bhavsar, who mentioned he created it after questioning “if I may do a high-bar-style launch transfer on parallel bars.” The gymnast begins on one finish of the bar in a handstand, swings down by means of the bars, flies up right into a straddle place, catches the bar and swings down once more. It takes all the size of the bars. See it right here.

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:20 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:20 a.m. ET

The 16.233 from Zou Jingyuan was the very best gymnastics rating we’ve seen in Tokyo. That goes to be laborious to beat. The American Sam Mikulak scored a 15, decrease than within the qualification. That will hold him out of the medals.

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:18 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:18 a.m. ET

You Hao of China, within the hunt for a medal on the parallel bars, landed very low on his dismount.

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:20 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:20 a.m. ET

You strikes into third place, knocking Mikulak out of medal place, however his personal place is precarious with a number of gymnasts left to compete.

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:12 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:12 a.m. ET

Sam Mikulak is up, following an enormous rating, and is within the hunt for a medal. He positioned 12th within the all-around closing final week. Of observe, he has spoken out about psychological well being within the sport, identical to Simone Biles and dozens of different gymnasts have. On Instagram in May, he wrote partially: “For so lengthy in my fitness center profession I’ve been overwhelmed. I’ve been so consumed by concern of failing to achieve my objectives that it acquired in the best way of what actually creates success. Happiness.”

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:08 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:08 a.m. ET

Zou Jingyuan of China is up. He had a stellar execution within the qualification — virtually a 9.4. Kensley Behel of the podcast Gymcastic instructed me that “he had a reasonably dangerous touchdown in {qualifications}, so you might see that go as much as 9.5, 9.6. He’s actually virtually excellent on this occasion.”

Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:06 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:06 a.m. ET

Ferhat Arican of Turkey virtually misplaced his stability on a handstand however stayed on the bars. Those kinds of small errors may decide the medals right here, however he seems thrilled along with his efficiency, pumping his fists.

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:03 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 4:03 a.m. ET

The parallel bars closing is beginning. Zou Jingyuan of China is the heavy favourite for the gold, however there’s an attention-grabbing race for the remainder of the rostrum. Lukas Dauser of Germany, You Hao of China, Ferhat Arican of Turkey and Sam Mikulak of the United States all certified to the ultimate inside three-tenths of some extent of each other. That’s about the identical margin as we noticed in Monday’s thrilling girls’s flooring closing, the place the winner, Jade Carey, was about three-tenths forward of the fifth-place finisher, Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade.

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:59 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:59 a.m. ET

This is devastating for Iordache, a prodigiously gifted Romanian gymnast who has been injured on the worst attainable instances once more and once more.

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:57 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:57 a.m. ET

The stability beam closing begin checklist has been up to date, and it seems like Larisa Iordache of Romania is off of it, and the primary reserve, Urara Ashikawa of Japan, is in her place.

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:52 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:52 a.m. ET

One individual to actually be careful for is Guan Chenchen of China. She goes final tonight. She appeared to heat up greater than anybody, and appeared on level whereas working towards a routine that was clearly harder than that of her rivals throughout qualifying.

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:45 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:45 a.m. ETSam Mikulak of the United States has a chance to win a medal in the parallel bars.Credit…Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Before the ladies’s beam closing, eight males — together with the American Sam Mikulak — will compete on the parallel bars. The gymnasts will swing between two bars which are about 11½ ft lengthy and over 6 ft excessive. Like the ladies on uneven bars, the boys make the duty look straightforward.

“If Sam goes clear, he has an opportunity at medaling, however with the caveat that he wants a few of the different folks to falter,” mentioned Kensley Behel, a males’s gymnastics professional who’s a part of the podcast Gymcastic.

Zou Jingyuan of China, who certified to the ultimate in first place, is “virtually assured the gold medal,” she mentioned, acknowledging — as these Games have proven us — that nothing is ever sure in gymnastics.

She added {that a} caught dismount on this equipment particularly may imply the distinction between being on the rostrum or touchdown in fourth or fifth place.

The United States has but to win a males’s gymnastics medal in Tokyo; the Americans completed fifth within the crew closing final week. “They mainly have completed precisely as anticipated,” Behel mentioned of the crew, “which is, they’re close to the highest however not on the high.”

There is yet one more males’s occasion after the beam closing: the horizontal bar, generally often known as the excessive bar, the place Brody Malone can have one closing probability to earn a medal for the Americans.

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Aug. 3, 2021, 3:31 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:31 a.m. ETGuan Chenchen of China finished first in qualifying on the balance beam, in part because her routine was more difficult than the ones performed by others.Credit…Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

In addition to Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee, listed below are the opposite six opponents, within the order by which they certified:

  • Guan Chenchen, 16, of China, is in Tokyo due to her beam routine — and her abilities have been closely showcased through the qualifying spherical. She blew the remainder of the sector away with a rating of 14.933, thanks largely to an issue rating almost half some extent greater than that of some other qualifier.

  • Tang Xijing, 18, of China, had the second-highest beam rating in {qualifications}, 14.333. But in contrast to Guan, who has had greater than every week to recuperate from the qualifying spherical and put together for the ultimate, Tang — the 2019 world all-around silver medalist — competed on all 4 apparatuses within the crew closing and the all-around closing and might be coming into Tuesday’s occasion drained.

  • Ellie Black, 25, of Canada, was the fifth-ranked qualifier with a rating of 14.1 and a routine harder than some other finalist besides Guan and Biles, however she has an ankle damage that stored her out of the all-around closing. If she have been to make the rostrum despite that, Black — who’s the 2017 world all-around silver medalist and is competing in her third Games — could be the primary Canadian to win an Olympic medal in girls’s gymnastics.

  • Vladislava Urazova, 16, of Russia, certified seventh with a rating of 14.0. She received gold with the Russian crew final week and was fourth within the all-around, however barring main errors from different opponents, she is unlikely to be a medal contender on beam as a result of her problem rating is simply 5.8 — greater than some extent lower than Guan’s and a number of tenths lower than the typical on this closing.

  • Flávia Saraiva, 21, of Brazil, was the final qualifier to the ultimate, scoring 13.966, and is at an analogous drawback as Urazova as a result of her problem rating is 5.9. Like Iordache and Black, she might also be coping with an damage; she appeared to harm her ankle throughout her flooring routine within the qualifying spherical. At the 2016 Olympics, she completed fifth within the beam closing.

  • Urara Ashikawa of Japan was a reserve who was added to the beginning checklist on Tuesday due to the withdrawal of Larisa Iordache of Romania. Ashikawa had certified 12th on the beam.

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:19 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:19 a.m. ET

Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee, together with a number of of the opposite opponents within the stability beam closing, spent a couple of minutes on the beam warming up in entrance of a crowd of keen photographers. On a couple of of her dismounts, Biles carried out a double pike, which as Maggie identified, is more easy than what she accomplished throughout qualifying.

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:12 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 3:12 a.m. ETSunisa Lee qualified third on the beam, and then won the all-around gold medal.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times

Simone Biles, 24, might be competing in her solely equipment closing at these Games, and it’s not clear if she’s going to do the identical routine she did within the qualifying spherical, which had an enormous problem rating, 6.5. That would make her a powerful medal contender if she averted the massive stumble she had on her full-twisting double again dismount. (She was the sixth qualifier to the ultimate due to that mistake, however, with out it, she would most likely have been second.) Because her psychological block pertains to twisting, although, she might swap to a double pike dismount, which might decrease her problem by 0.Four factors.

Sunisa Lee, 18, mentioned earlier than the Olympics that she wished to win a medal on beam, and she may: She had the third-highest rating, 14.2, within the qualifying spherical. But with so many sturdy gymnasts within the closing, she has no room for error. She didn’t fairly match her qualifying mark within the crew closing, scoring 14.133, and she scored 13.833 within the all-around closing after almost shedding her stability on her first ability.

Aug. 3, 2021, 2:50 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 2:50 a.m. ETBiles during the team final. Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times

The girls’s gymnastics occasions in Tokyo will wrap up on Tuesday with the stability beam closing, and Simone Biles might be competing for the primary time since withdrawing from the crew closing every week in the past.

It is the final shot at a person medal for Biles, who certified for each closing however pulled out of the all-around, vault, uneven bars and flooring train due to a psychological block that prevented her from competing safely.

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Aug. 3, 2021, 2:49 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 2:49 a.m. ETBiles on the beam during the qualification round.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times

The girls’s stability beam competitors is a part of the final slate of gymnastics competitions on the Tokyo Games. There are additionally two males’s competitions: the parallel bars and the excessive bar. The girls’s stability beam competitors begins at 5:50 p.m. native time in Tokyo. The timing is odd for American viewers, however listed below are your choices:

  • LIVE: The competitors begins Tuesday at 4:50 a.m. Eastern time and will be streamed dwell by way of the NBC Olympics web site, Peacock or the NBC Sports app.

  • TAPE DELAY: Many followers will favor to stream a replay or watch the tape-delayed broadcast on NBC at Eight p.m. Eastern time.

Aug. 3, 2021, 2:48 a.m. ET

Aug. 3, 2021, 2:48 a.m. ETCredit…Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

The eight gymnasts who scored highest on beam within the qualifying spherical, with a most of two per nation, will compete within the closing. (The fifth-ranked gymnast, Lu Yufei of China, was shut out by the two-per-country rule, and the ninth-ranked gymnast, Flávia Saraiva of Brazil, superior as a substitute.)

Each routine will obtain one rating for problem and one other for execution, and the 2 might be added collectively to provide closing scores. Here’s a information to beam abilities and scoring.

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