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History making moves for Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka

Olympic Sports

The GIST: Day 5 was jam-packed with star power, but it wasn’t all golden for the girls.

July 27, 2021
Source: Natacha Pisarenko/AP
Source: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

🤸‍♀️Simone Biles: The gymnastic GOAT had a shaky start to the women’s team final today, lowering her difficulty on the vault before leaving the arena with a trainer. 

  • Biles withdrew from the team event moments later “due a medical issue,” but she eventually returned to cheer on her team to silver from the sidelines, while the ROC  won gold.
  • But Biles’ Olympics are not over. She’ll hopefully be back Thursday for the women’s all-around final before the individual events begin on Sunday. Cross your fingers. 

🎾Naomi Osaka: The Olympic cauldron lighter will leave her home Games without a medal. World No. 2 Osaka was eliminated overnight by No. 42 Markéta Vondroušová (pronounced von-DROH-soh-vah) in the third round. Here for a good time...not for a long time?

  • And with No. 1 Ash Barty and No. 3 Aryna Sabalenka having lost in the first and second rounds, respectively, it’s anyone’s guess who will own the podium.