The women’s all-around gymnastics final got underway this morning without some familiar faces for fans of the sport.
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Brooklyn Moors of Cambridge, Ont., is the lone Canadian in the competition, after Halifax’s Ellie Black withdrew on Wednesday after reinjuring her left ankle during practice on Tuesday.
Black was practicing on the beam and ended up “a bit crooked” on the dismount, she told a Zoom press conference, landing a bit short. She suffered the same injury as last month, a sprain of the deltoid ligament, and a bone bruise.
She will rest and get treatment in the hopes of returning for the beam final on Aug. 3.
U.S. gymnastics star Simone Biles, the defending Olympic champion, is also out of the all-around final. She withdrew to take care of her mental health after bowing out of Tuesday’s team final after one rotation because she wasn’t mentally ready.
After the second rotation on Thursday, Rebeca Andrade of Brazil was leading the competition, followed by Sunisa Lee of the United States and Angelina Melnikova of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). All three women had started the competition on the vault and took to the uneven bars for the second rotation.
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Moors sits in 16th place out of the 24 women competing.
The top women are headed to the beam for the third rotation. The discipline has given some of the women trouble so far, with a handful tumbling off.