US girls's gymnastics off to a rocky begin

TOKYO — The U.S. girls’s gymnastics group’s bid for a 3rd straight Olympic title is off to a rocky begin.

The four-woman group led by Olympic champion Simone Biles completed second to Russia throughout qualifying.

That’s the primary time the Individuals have failed to guide on the finish of any main occasion in additional than a decade.

Biles topped the all-round with a complete of 57.731 factors however lacked her typical precision.

The 24-year-old made vital errors in three occasions. Russia’s group rating of 171.629 was greater than a full level forward of the U.S., although each groups will begin from scratch within the finals.

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