Olympics: Simone Biles leaves with a medal and a message

Simone Biles has no gold but, even if you disagree with her, she's opened a first-rate discussion. PHOTO: REUTERS
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For 72-odd seconds, Simone Biles is somewhat her old, assured, balanced, competitive self. For 72 seconds she's focused on a balance beam 5m long and 10cm wide. For 72 seconds she's not a curiosity, a debate, a role model, a hate figure.

For 72 seconds she's just a gymnast trying to be flawless.

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