Chinese Guan Chenchen, the youngest competitor Tuesday, won a gold medal in balance beam at the Tokyo Games, performing a routine that was filled with difficulty but gracefully. Simone Biles won the bronze in her much-anticipated return, and another Chinese athlete, Tang Xijing, took the silver.
Guan, who is 16 years old and participated in his first Olympics, is an expert in balance beam and showed himself in these games. With a much more difficult routine than his opponents, he qualified for the balance beam final first.
On Tuesday, she was the eighth and final gymnast to compete, nailing separate jumps, hand bows, somersaults, and an antenna before getting off her double lance and flying into the air for landing to clap in the arena. His 14,633 points were enough to put him ahead of everyone else.
Tang finished second for the silver medal. Biles finished third with a less difficult routine than usual and earned bronze when he returned to competition after suffering a mental health issue that caused him to skip several events at the Tokyo Games last week.