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Simone Biles struggles on beam, settles for bronze medal

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Simone Biles proved she’s human after all. In a major surprise, Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands came away with the gold medal in the balance beam final. American Laurie Hernandez took the silver medal and Biles won the bronze.  Biles was off to a strong start on her routine, but nearly fell off the beam nearly halfway through. She needed to place both hands on the beam to prevent a total fall, but the deduction is nearly as harsh as…

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