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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left.As she reached down to steady herself on the balance beam -- her first visible misstep during an astonishing Olympics that includes three gold medals and some of the most boundary pushing gymnastics ever -- one thought ran through her head.Wow, Simone, thats five-tenths, Biles said.And thats it. Nothing more. Sure, winning a record five gold medals in Rio de Janeiro would have been cool. Yet going 5 for 5 was always somebody elses deal. It wasnt hers. Her only regret in earning bronze during the beam final on Monday centered on those five seconds when she found herself scrambling trying to recover from a wobbly landing following a front flip.Im not disappointed in the medal that I received because anyone would love to have a bronze at an Olympics Games, Biles said. But Im disappointed in the routine that I did and not so much the whole entire routine, just the front tuck I guess. Because the rest of the routine was pretty good.Even if it wasnt quite good enough to stand atop the podium for once. Her score of 14.733 ended up well behind the 15.466 put up Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands and the 15.333 Final Five teammate Laurie Hernandez posted while grabbing silver. Biles wont leave Brazil with five golds -- something no female gymnast has ever done -- and shes totally OK with it.I think you guys want it more than I do, Biles said matter of factly. I just want to perform the routines that I practice.Biles will get one more shot Tuesday in the floor exercise final, where a victory would let her join Larisa Latynina, Vera Caslavska and Ecaterina Szabo as the only women to win four golds during an Olympic meet. Its heady territory for a 19-year-old, one who couldnt help but sigh as the admitted perfectionist waited for her score to flash.She wasnt happy with it, coach Aimee Boorman said. She doesnt like to make mistakes. Its life and it happens and yes, she is human.Even if Biles had nailed her routine, theres no telling if she would have matched Wevers and Hernandez. Wevers was stunning while working across the 4-inch slab of wood 4-feet off the ground, calling it the performance of her life, one that ended with a hug from Dutch King Willem-Alexander and a phone call from the prime minister.To be out there and do my best routine ever in such a big final was amazing, Wevers said.It needed to be for Wevers to edge Hernandez. The 16-year-old is the youngest member of the Final Five that have turned the Rio Olympic Arena into a showcase highlighting the widening gap between the U.S. womens program and the rest of the world. Yet she hardly looked overcome by the moment as she dazzled on her favorite event while securing a seventh medal for the American women.Im very comfortable when Im up there, Hernandez said. Its incredible to be able to tumble on four inches of wood.Something that comes second nature to Hernandez, who regularly turns any random street curb into a chance to practice. She did it on her way to the venue on Monday, helping calm any lingering jitters.I dont really think about it, Hernandez said. I could probably sprint on the beam if I want to.The medal also gave the relentlessly charismatic Hernandez a chance to step into the spotlight after national team coordinator Martha Karolyi opted to keep her budding star out of the all-around competition during qualifying. Hernandez accepted the assignment without complaint, her voice among the loudest in the arena during Biles gold-clinching floor exercise. Biles returned the favor after Hernandez stuck her dismount, the two good friends laughing during the seemingly interminable wait for the score.She does those same exact routines in practice, Biles said. Im so glad she could share that with the world and show how hard shes been training.Hernandez turned professional shortly before arriving in Rio and could fill the void at the top of the U.S. program if Biles decides to take a break after the games. True stardom awaits her once she returns home, a notion Biles is vaguely aware of but trying to tune out. She still considers herself normal even as other Olympic athletes stop her in the village to pose for selfies or say Hi.There will be a sense of relief when she finishes her Brazilian-themed floor routine on Tuesday, an event where shes the reigning world champion and put on a display during the all-around final that Karolyi called the closest thing to perfection in the sport. One momentary lapse on Monday did nothing to diminish Biles extraordinary time in Rio.Also Monday, Ri Se Gwang of North Korea took gold in mens vault, followed by Denis Abliazin of Russia and Kenzo Shirai of Japan. Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece powered his way to gold on still rings. Arthur Zanetti of Brazil took silver with Abliazin capturing bronze. Dion Dawkins Womens Jersey. Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi scored, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic setting up both despite having a poor game by his high standards. Forward Eduardo gave Ajaccio the lead in the sixth minute after being set up by right winger Benjamin Andre, and the Corsican side looked comfortable in the first half, with the lively Johan Cavalli causing problems with his probing runs from midfield. Nathan Peterman - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. Capitals head coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin was injured in the first period against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday and clarified it was not a head injury. Dion Dawkins Bills Jersey. The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. Zay Jones - The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward James Neal on injured reserve Tuesday. Niranjan ShahSecretary of the Saurashtra Cricket Association, and veteran cricket administratorOn BCCI and state association office bearers having to retire at 70 (Shah is over the age cap): Disappointing, but we respect the Supreme Courts verdict. We will see [about voluntarily resigning]. First, we will have to go through the judgement. Not now [we havent convened a meeting of the Saurashtra Cricket Association]. First, let the BCCI convene their meeting, and then we will see how it affects the state associations. I think in two-three days everybody [in the state associations] will start meeting. The board has to meet immediately, there is no doubt about it. I can be a member of the BCCI if my association allows me.On one-state, one-vote (Saurashtra is one of three full-member associations from Gujarat): It means we will vote in rotation [with Gujarat and Baroda] once every three years. I have not gone through all these details. I think we are not barred in participation, organisation and subsidy. What is important is you are full member and for the next two years you become an associate member. You have done so much for cricket, so, yes, disappointed. Its a small matter [who the voting cycle begins with]. We three associations [from Gujarat] wont have any problem on this. We dont know. First let BCCI structure things. Everything changes now.Ganga RajuBCCI vice-president (south zone), and secretary of Andhra Cricket AssociationOn his position being in jeopardy due to his dual positions in the BCCI and ACA, and being over the age cap: If we are not there somebody else is there to take care. Its not run by a single individual, and we have back-up peeople who can take the association forward.dddddddddddd I dont think Andhra Cricket Association will have a problem even if I am not there. ACA is in such a position that nobody is indispensable. Our help will be there to the institution and whoever runs it. I think meetings are to be conducted [by the BCCI] and judgement has to be looked into. Either way it doesnt really matter. If we are allowed to [hold the positions], we do it. If not we have something else to do. And we can guide the people. We may not be office bearers but we can always look into [how] things are going on.On voluntarily stepping down from either position: When Supreme Court gives an order, we will have to follow it. We cannot comment on the judgement. If we disqualify ourselves [in the eyes of the] Supreme Court, we are ready to step down. Once Supreme Court has asked us, we have to conduct a meeting and find an alternative. If somebody resigns, we have to call for a meeting and then nominate somebody for those positions. Nomination, normally, is unanimous, but if there is an election [needed], then we conduct it.Ajay ShirkeBCCI secretary, and president of the Maharashtra Cricket AssociationOn the choice between state and BCCI: I have always said that I have no fascination for designations. If somebody wants, they can take away both posts from me, he told PTI. But if you ask me, I feel at this juncture, the board needs me more than my state association. I am a person who will not run away from my responsibilities unless the members ask me to do so. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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