Ashley Landis / Associated Press
Tuesday morning at 6:45 a.m.ET, legendary Simone Biles begins her quest to break medal records with the women’s team gymnastics event.
Biles has won four gold medals and one bronze in Rio, and the United States team is looking for a third consecutive title in the discipline. In the squad, 24-year-old Biles will be joined by three Olympians for the first time: Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum.
Qualifying on Day 2 was not really easy. The US team finished second behind a strong group from the Russian Olympic Committee. And while Biles has consistently recorded the highest score in the All-Around, she tripped out of bounds in unusual ways both on the jump and during her floor exercise.
Biles seeks to make history in Tokyo. Two more gold medals would put her in first place in the history of American Olympic gymnastics for a man or a woman, ahead of Anton Heida, who won five gold medals and one silver in Saint-Louis in 1904. With three medals of any color, she will pass Shannon Miller (2 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze in 1992 and 1996) as the most decorated gymnast in US history.