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Olympics women's gymnastics results: August 7

This is a coronation, not a competition.

They'll be in the same rotation as China, the second place qualifier. "Everyone knows struggle and that it can be a little rocky sometimes - for me it was very rocky - and people are drawn to that and inspired".

Further qualifying takes place Sunday night. By her own admission she was "laughing so hysterically" during the team's lunch Sunday that she was admonished by US national team director Martha Karolyi.

China took third at the 2015 World Championships.

Aly Raisman had a wobble on balance beam. "She finally got confidence with her vault".

She has already grabbed a piece of history by becoming the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics and Dipa Karmakar will aim to touch greater heights when she competes at the Rio Games, here on Sunday.

Biles, 19, was the biggest star in the women's gymnastics as she had shown her superiority with three world champion titles in the all-around event.

A USA athlete posted the highest score on all four events to post a total score of 185.238.

Simone Biles lead a U.S. 1-2-3 in the all-around ahead of teammates Aly Raisman, 22, and Douglas, 20, but the two-per-country rule means that the latter will not be able to defend her title on Thursday.

The same could be said about this team.

But even if that wasn't the case, it likely wouldn't matter.

"They are unbeatable at the moment,"Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina told reporters".

It's impossible to compare eras, particularly with the change in the scoring system in 2006. Biles scored 62.366 to win by more than 1.7 points.

The five-woman U.S. team, winners in 2012, lead 2008 Olympic champions China by over ten points with Russian Federation third after four of five subdivisions with Japan, Canada and France competing later Sunday.

She is a three-time world champion in the all-around and a four-time USA all-around champion.

At the USA trials in July, she put in a series of shaky performances, including falling off the beam. Nor is winning two medals on every event except vault. "I've been on both sides of it".

Britain, the world team bronze medallists from Glasgow past year, are ready to challenge for a first women's Olympic team medal since 1928.

Let's hope all that hardware doesn't weigh them down.

Tuesday the United States is expected to repeat the gold it won easily in 2012 and give it to Karolyi as a retirement present. It's about execution, and that expectation of chasing perfection remains the same whether it's at training camp at the Karolyi ranch or the Olympics.

The Americans won no medals for Sunday's display of might. "Same thing we did tonight".

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