Simone Biles suffered an unlikely lapse during her floor routine in qualification at Tokyo 2020.
The usually faultless American, the four-time champion from Rio, was propelled off the competition mat after misjudging her landing in the penultimate tumble.
It prompted winces in the Eurosport commentary booth, with the moment declared “out of character”.
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She still scored a commendable 14.166 – the second-highest score of the day – to secure a spot in the final.
Biles also topped the all-around qualification standings despite a couple of wobbles and qualified for all four individual finals.
The 19-time world champion was briefly in jeopardy of missing out on the balance beam final too after a poor dismount, but the bronze medallist from Rio snuck through with the seventh best score, while she also scraped into the uneven bars final.

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