Simone Biles, reigning Olympic gymnastics champ, is out of the women’s team final in Tokyo.
“Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue,” a USA Gymnastics spokesperson said in a statement early Tuesday. “She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.”
The Philippines has won an Olympic gold medal for the first time in history at the Tokyo Summer Games.
Awarded to weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz in the 55-kilogram category of women’s weightlifting, Diaz simultaneously set an Olympic record with a combined total of 224 kilograms (493 lbs.) across her two lifts.
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are set to kick off later this month, but it’s set to look different than in any year prior.
Simone Biles is already the greatest gymnast of all time. But as she looks ahead to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the four-time gold medalist decided to attempt a move no female gymnast has ever landed before: the Yurchenko double pike.
Breakdancing is still a thing. It did not fade after the early days of hip hop, it gradually began going legit, in a way. Now it’s about to become an official Olympicsport in the 2024 Summer Games in Paris, France.
Officials at the 2018 Pyeonchang Winter Olympics have occurred that a cyber attack hit the games, taking its website as well as TV and internet access at its main press center offline, the Guardian reported.
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This month in Pyeongchang, elite teams of physics and materials science experts from all over the world will dazzle us with ostentatious displays of grace and power. We commonly refer to these experts as athletes. Gymnasts demonstrate their subtle understanding of gravity and momentum. Swimmers and divers master fluid dynamics and surface tension. Skiers harness their knowledge of friction and hydrology, and lugers push their aerodynamics chops to the limits. Olympians, after all, understand science at a visceral level in ways most of us don’t.
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