TOKYO — U.S. gymnast Sunisa Lee has received the gold medal within the girls’s gymnastics particular person all-around ultimate on the Tokyo Olympics.
The 18-year-old athlete is now the fifth straight American lady to assert the coveted all-around title on the Summer time Video games.
With a complete of 57.433 factors, Lee edged out Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade within the ultimate after the 22-year-old gymnast stepped out of bounds twice throughout her ground routine.
Andrade walked away with the silver medal, the primary gymnastics all-around medal by a Latin American athlete, in accordance with The Related Press.
Gymnast Angelina Melnikova of Russia earned the bronze medal.
The opposite American who competed within the all-around was Jade Carey, who stepped into the competitors rather than gold medalist Simone Biles, who withdrew herself to deal with her psychological well being.
Biles nonetheless attended the all-around ultimate to cheer her teammates on and have fun Lee’s win.
It stays unclear if Biles will compete in subsequent week’s particular person occasion finals. USA Gymnastics stated the star athlete will proceed to be evaluated to find out whether or not or not she’s going to take part.