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Olympic Gymnastics Odds Shuffle Following Simone Biles Exit

Olympic Gymnastics Odds Shuffle Following Simone Biles Exit

Posted: July 28, 2021, 12:07 NS.

Last updated: July 29, 2021, 08:21 NS.

Devin O & #039; Connor

The individual sport of the 2020 Olympic gymnastics fell into a state of confusion after a shocking withdrawal of Simone Biles of the United States.

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Simone Biles sees her American teammates competing all-round. Olympic gymnastics is in turmoil following a seemingly unthinkable exit from the Olympics by superstars. (image:Reuters)

Yesterday, Biles abandoned the team's competition following a poor, featureless vault. NS 24-1 year old citing the mental health reasons for her exit.

Biles was a betting favorite for the last four personal events, including women's personal all-rounders. However, she does not participate in any of these events.But with Biles out, odds makers are struggling to readjust the Olympic gymnastics odds.

Biles is probably considered the best female gymnast in sports history. She won four gold medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. She arrived in Tokyo as the face of the game, at least for the United States, and was greatly supported to lead Team USA to the overall title. With her departure yesterday, the US team finished second only to Russia.

Russian was preferred

Simone Biles was a betting favorite for each of the four individual event finals. She qualifies — vault, balance beam, floor movement, and artistic all-round.Biles easily won the all-round in 2016. Her total score 62. The 366 was nearly two points better than the silver medalist Biles. Teammate Aly Raisman.

Before she withdrew, Biles-It was my personal favorite. .. To win $100 at those odds, the bettor would have had to risk $350. In the sportsbook, Russia's Angelina Melnikova outperforms the odds. She at DraftKings is at +105. That means the possibility *). 78%, $100 winning bet netting $105.

Team USA's women's best hope for all-round gold is now Sunisa Lee. Immediately at +175. NS 18-year-old has appeared in her first Olympics.

TV Ratings Spike, Dip

NBCBroadcast ratings for the 2020 Summer Olympics have been sluggish so far. The first night of competition was attracted to 159 million American viewers, a percentage of the decline 32 games from the first night. Audience has increased to 1 million on Sunday, but still declining percentage from 365 years ago.

Like the standard for outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, Biles has been admired and scolded on social media. But her shocking exit could have captivated viewers for a replay of an event that took place live in Tokyo much earlier that day on Tuesday night. TV rating. A poll conducted by Morning Consult in March found that gymnastics was a sport most Americans were looking forward to at this Summer Olympics.

70% of respondents said they were "somewhat interested" or "very interested". While watching the gymnastics event unfold.