Simone Biles Medals Up Again, Secures Bronze for Balance Beam

Balance beam bronze medalist Simone Biles and silver medalist Lauren Hernandez of the United States pose for photographs after the medal ceremony for that event at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Aug. 15, 2016.
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Simone Biles is taking home yet another medal from the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, securing the bronze Monday for the balance beam, the Washington Post reports.

The bronze is Biles' fourth medal of the Rio Games and the only nongold medal she currently has in her possession. The third-place finish marks an end to her quest to become the first female gymnast to win five gold medals in a single Olympics.


As the Post notes, during Biles' routine on the sport's most difficult apparatus, Biles wobbled and touched the beam, which is considered a fall. She still walked away with a solid score of 14.733, which put her in first place until Sanna Wevers of the Netherlands and fellow U.S. teammate Laurie Hernandez performed.

Wevers took the gold with a score of 15.466, while Hernandez brought home the silver with 15.333.

Biles still has the floor exercise to contend with Tuesday, and, of course, she's still the crowd (and our) favorite.


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