Islam News – Guan Chenchen, 16, and Tang Xijing, 18, of China beat out Simone Biles on Tuesday for the top prize in the final individual event for gymnastics.
Guan is a specialist on the balance beam and it showed at these Games — her first. With a routine much more difficult than that of her competitors, she had qualified first for the balance beam final. In men’s, China’s Zou Jingyuan also won gold for the parallel bars. China is leading the gold medal count.
Biles performed back handsprings and flips. She did not try the twists from the complicated and difficult dismount that was named after her. But she finished her routine with a smile, running to give her coach a hug. “I was proud of myself just to go out there after what I’ve been through,” Biles told Reuters.