Stunning slip: Simone Biles’ slight mistake ends dream for fourth gold

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – It was a mistake that proved even an athlete as efficient as Simone Biles can make mistakes.

Biles and Laurie Hernandez stunned the world while leading Team USA to a gold medal on Tuesday.

Just two days later, Biles won gold in all-around competition, followed by a gold medal on the vault on Sunday night.

On Monday, Hernandez and Biles both took to the beam in an attempt to win medals during the Games’ individual titles.

For Biles, it would be her shot at winning her fourth gold medal of the Games so far.

However, a simple mistake stopped that goal in its tracks.

Biles’ routine started off strong, but then she almost lost her balance.

As a result, she had to grab the beam for support, resulting in a major deduction.

USA teammate Hernandez performed a great routine with just a little movement on the landing, earning her a 15.33.

Hernandez’s score topped Biles’ 14.73, meaning she would not be achieving the gold medal.

Instead, Sanne Wevers from the Netherlands ended up winning the gold medal.

Hernandez earned the silver, and Biles earned bronze.

Biles will meet teammate Aly Raisman on Tuesday as they compete for the gold medal on the floor exercise.

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