Sanne Wevers of Netherlands wins Gold in Women’s Balance Beam

Dutch Gymnast Sanne Wevers won the gold medal in the Women’s Balance Beam Gymnastics event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Monday.

Sanne Wevers of Netherlands wins Gold in Women’s Balance Beam

Sanne Wevers had a a very unique routine and executed it beautifully, scoring a 15.466 to win the gold medal. This is her first medal in gymnastics and that too a Oympic Gold medal.

Laurie Hernandez of USA scored a 15.333 in the final round to win the silver medal in the event.

USA’s Simone Biles who was considered to win gold in this event, stumbled midway through her routine, putting her hands on the beam to regain her balance. Her routine was otherwise flawless and carried a high degree of difficulty which helped her to score a 14.733 despite the stumble and hence was able to win the bronze medal in the event.

This is her fourth medal in Rio 2016 Olympic Games, having previously won gold medals in artistic team all-around, artistic individual all-around, and Vault.

With three golds in the 2016 Olympics, Simone Biles has set the U.S. mark for most gold medals in women’s gymnastics at a single Games.

Rio 2016 Women’s Balance Beam Medal Winners on Podium

In photo above you can see Rio 2016 Women’s Balance Beam Medal winners – from left to right – USA’s Laurie Hernandez (Silver), Sanne Wevers of Netherlands (Gold), USA’s Simone Biles (Bronze) with their medals on the podium during medals presentation ceremony.

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