The United States won the gold in artistic gymnastics despite the fact that Simone Biles did not participate, since Sunisa Lee was crowned in Tokyo by beating the Brazilian Rebeca Andrade
The American Sunisa Lee was crowned the new Olympic champion of the complete artistic gymnastics contest in Tokyo, 135 thousandths ahead of the Brazilian Rebeca Andrade, the first female Olympic medalist in the history of her country and all of Latin America.
Lee won with 57,433 points, by 57,298 for Andrade and 57,199 for Russian Angelina Melnikova, I prayed for teams last Tuesday.
Andrade marched ahead to the halfway point of the competition and entered his final exercise with the gold options intact, but two outings from the mat in his floor routine gave Lee the title.
The American succeeds her partner Simone Biles as champion, who withdrew from this contest due to anxiety problems and who watched the final from the stands of the Ariake stadium.
Brazil had so far achieved four Olympic medals, one gold, two silver and one bronze, in artistic gymnastics, all in men’s events.
The Spanish Roxana Popa finished the contest in 22nd place.