Simone Biles Highlights Athletes, Live Coverage From Rio

The team final is scheduled for Tuesday, while the all-around final is Thursday.

"He just carries himself very well and we all look up to him, because he's a normal human being like the rest of us but he's done so much". Romania, the London bronze medallists, failed to qualify a team. She's also affectionately called the "mother" to the team.

HollywoodLifers, will you be watching the lovely ladies of the United States chase after gold in Rio?

That may be the most impressive thing about this group.

The top five teams now are the U.S., China, Russia, Great Britain and Japan.

"She squealed when she came off beam", Boorman said. Douglas opened up with an error on floor exercise that left her with a 14.366, while Raisman soared to a 15.275.

After debuting at her first Olympic Games, Biles downplayed the admiration. Their not-a-typo score of 185.238 was almost 10 points better than second-place China through four of the five subdivisions, a preposterous gap in a sport where the difference between first and second is measured in fractions.

The scores slate will be wiped clean before the finals, meaning that these scores won't determine who wins that competition, but if they are any indication of what we can expect, it's going to be a very tight race indeed. Biles, who resides in Spring, Texas, hasn't lost an all-around competition (the combined score in all four events - vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise) in three years.

The same could be said about this team.

It's true that the level of competition in the world has fallen considerably. Russian Federation has been hit hard by injuries.

Yes, her performance at the national championships was lackluster. "They are unbeatable at the moment". Biles scored 62.366 to win by more than 1.7 points.

That team finished less than 1½ points ahead of Russian Federation in qualifying. She even managed a 15.000 on the uneven bars, which is generally her weakest event. Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina, competing in her record seventh Olympics, reached the vault final after finishing fifth in qualifying. This that loaded. Nor is winning two medals on every event except vault. "I've been on both sides of it". The young ages of the members of the Olympic team are not too surprising given how taxing gymnastics can be on one's body. But what makes them so special, so much fun to watch, is that they don't let up. Yes, there were a handful of other athletes Karolyi could have chosen instead with minimal effect on the Americans' chances of steamrolling their way to gold in Rio.

Hernandez's coach, Maggie Haney, told ESPN after podium training, "I'm disappointed at the possibility of [Hernandez] not competing in the all-around".



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