Rio 2016: Biles proud of bronze, 'disappointed' in beam routine


Simone Biles was content with a bronze medal in the balance beam final after stumbling and nearly falling on Monday.

Despite the misstep, she finished third at the Rio Olympics, behind Sanne Wevers and United States team-mate Lauren Hernandez.

"I'm not disappointed in the medal that I received because anyone would love to have a bronze at an Olympic Games," Biles told reporters.

"I'm disappointed in the routine that I did. Not so much the entire routine, just the front tuck, I guess, because the rest of the routine was pretty good."

Biles did not attribute the near-fall to nerves.

She said she did not even realise how the tumble occurred until later.

"I didn't even know my foot slipped until I got off the beam and they replayed it," she said. "I don't really know what happened."

Either way, standing on the podium with Hernandez was a prideful moment for Biles, who said the 16-year-old's training effort clearly paid off.

"I'm so proud of Laurie because she does those same exact routines in practice," Biles said.

"I'm so glad she could share that with the world and show how hard she's been training."