Simone Biles won a bronze medal early Tuesday morning upon returning to compete in the balance beam finals at the Tokyo Olympics. It's the same medal she won in the beam event at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
She finished with a score of 14.000 behind two competitors from China -- Chenchen Guan (14.633) and Xijing Tang (14.233).
Fellow Team USA gymnast Sunisa Lee also competed in the beam after winning gold in the women’s individual all-around last week. She finished in fifth place with a score of 13.866. #WakeUpCLT #TokyoOlympics
Cardi and Seales then train at a facility with rhythmic gymnast Natasya Generalova, who is a member of the U.S. rhythmic gymnastics national team. In the latest episode, both Cardi and Seales try their hands at all of the apparatuses, with the expecting rapper making it clear the hoop may not be for her. "You know what, I've never been a person to hula hoop, and I could tell you now, I never will be," said Cardi.
For ribbon, however, Cardi got the hang of making the twirls and spirals. "When it comes to the ribbon, it's like whipping for pancakes for like a hole hour," she said. "It's a little easier than the hula hoop." Seales, 40, then weighed in and said Cardi was delivering an "Olympic-level" performance. "You're being very, very modest," said Seales of Cardi. "It looked really good, though." (Related: Mimic Cardi B's Pregnancy Glow from the BET Awards with Her Expert Skin-Care Routine)
Before calling it a day, both Cardi and Seales stepped out onto the floor one last time — in rainbow unitards and all — to show off the skills they learned from Generalova. While Seales handled the flips, Cardi took to the ribbon for more swirls. As for her next adventure, Cardi is thinking of artistic gymnastics. However, she's going to wait until after giving birth. "Right now, I can't even cross my legs together," said Cardi during the episode.
Although the 2024 Paris Games may not be on Cardi's radar quite yet, for now, the mom-to-be is staying active— and enjoying new exercises — until her due date approaches. And for her first turn as a gymnast, Cardi deserves top marks all around.
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In his final chance to snag gold, Sam Mikulak placed 6th at the Olympics when he competed in the men's parallel bars final Tuesday morning.
Mikulak placed 6th with a score of 15.
The 28-year-old Mikulak, who is a six-time U.S. national all-around champion, is originally from California and has spent much of his young life training up in artistic gymnastics. He spent his undergraduate years at the University of Michigan, competing with them while making an Olympic appearance in 2012 at the London games. He would make his next appearance at Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 games.
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The Republic of Korea's SHIN Jeahwan claimed the men's vault Olympic title after winning a tie-break against ROC's Denis Abliazin. Armenia's Artur Davtyan took the bronze.
Shin and Abliazin posted matching average scores of 14.783. The tie was broken by the gymnast with the highest score of the two vaults before the average for the final score, giving the gold to Shin. Davtyan, who earned an average of 14.733, was also the winner of a tie-break with the Philippines' Carlos Yulo.
The Korean's opening vault was a Kasamatsu two-and-a-half, and he performed a front handspring Randi for his second run. Shin's victory comes nine years after YANG Hak-seon won their nation's first gold in gymnastics.