TOKYO (AP) — Although the historical past books could mark Tuesday’s victory with an asterisk as a consequence of American star Simone Biles’ early withdrawal, the Russian girls’s gymnastics group’s dazzling efficiency is the results of a concerted transformation since they completed a distant second to the American group on the 2019 World Championship.
They beat the Individuals by practically 3.5 factors, a major margin within the sport.
Their victory got here only a day after the Russian males additionally received.
The nation swept the gymnastics group gold medals, among the many most coveted on the summer time Video games.
Jordan Chiles, Sunisa Lee and Grace McCallum guided the U.S. to silver whereas Biles cheered from the sideline in a white sweatsuit, at peace with a choice that revealed a shift not solely in Biles however maybe the game she’s redefined.