Tokyo Olympics: Russian women win gymnastics team final after Biles exit
The US team withdrew Biles from the final after a disappointing opening vault
Russia's women gymnastics team capitalised on the dramatic departure of Simone Biles from the US team to win the Olympic title on Tuesday.
The US team withdrew Biles from the final after a disappointing opening vault and the Russian team went on to beat the champions from the last two Games by more than three points.
Britain took a surprise bronze medal.
Led by Angelina Melnikova, the Russians emulated their men's team who won gold 24 hours earlier.
Competing under a neutral banner due to their country's doping suspension, the Russian gymnasts were ending a sequence of domination by the US women in world and Olympic finals stretching back to 2011.
But the main focus of attention at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre was Biles, who arrived at the Tokyo Games with hopes of bettering the Olympic gymnastics record of golds for a single competitor, held by Soviet great Larisa Latynina.
After leaving the competition floor momentarily, Biles returned having been dropped from the three concluding rotations and cheered on her teammates.
USA Gymnastics said in a statement she had been withdrawn from the final because of an unspecified "medical issue" and would be assessed daily to determine whether she can continue in the Games.
MS Dhoni's men beat basement dwellers Sunrisers Hyderabad by six... READ MORE
The towering West Indian expresses need to refresh himself for the... READ MORE
KL Rahul's side have squandered winning opportunities twice in four... READ MORE
Pep Guardiola's side are coming off a reverse against Paris St... READ MORE
More than 91.9 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country... READ MORE
The symbol of the state for the last 50 years will remain for the... READ MORE
Thousands of Filipinos stand to benefit from the scholarship... READ MORE
UAE Public Prosecution say people who neglect senior citizens can... READ MORE