Rio Day 10: Miller Edges Felix in 400, Biles Stumbles and Other Memorable Moments

A collision in the ocean gives Brazil a medal

U.S. all-around gymnastic champion Simone Biles slipped on the balance beam, American sprinter Allyson Felix missed one record but set another and a dramatic ocean finish gave Brazil its first swimming medal. Memorable moments on Day 10 of the Rio Games -- in case you missed them.

Tripped Up on the Balance Beam
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U.S. gymnast Simone Biles had hoped to become the first female gymnast to win five gold medals at one Olympics. Then she stumbled on the balance beam.

And with that, the all-around champion was headed for a bronze, behind gold medalist Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands and American Laurie Hernandez, who took the silver.

Biles had already won gold in the individual all-around competition, on the vault and in the team competition, and she has a chance to win a fourth in the floor exercise on Tuesday. But on the balance beam, she put her hand down after a front flip and lost her shot at gold. Wevers became the first gymnast to beat Biles at any event at the Rio Games.

If Biles does win four medals, she will tie Ecaterina Szabo, who competed in 1984, Vera Caslavska in 1968 and Larisa Latynina, 1956.

Allyson Felix Wins Seventh Medal
U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix ran the 400 meter for a chance at a record-breaking fifth gold medal on Monday but came in second to Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas. Miller fell over the finish line to win.

With her silver medal, Felix becomes the most decorated U.S. woman in Olympic track-and-field history with seven, breaking a tie with Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Collision on the High Seas
Brazil won its first swimming medal of the Rio Games, thanks to a disqualification right at the finish line in the open water 10-kilometer marathon.

Aurelie Muller of France touched the timing board second, but was disqualified in a down-to-the-wire finish after she collided with Rachele Bruni of Italy to avoid swimming into a white buoy.

"She pushed down my arm," Bruni told The Associated Press.

Winning the gold was Sharon van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands, with Bruni taking the silver and Brazil’s Poliana Okimoto moving up to the bronze spot. Her medal was the first won by a Brazilian woman, in the open water or in the pool.  

Egyptian Judoka Sent Home
On Friday, Egypt’s Islam El Shehaby refused to shake hands with his Israeli opponent, Or Sasson, after El Shehaby lost his first-round heavyweight bout.

By Monday he was gone.

The International Olympic Committee said El Shehaby had received a severe reprimand for his behavior and had been sent home from the Rio Games.

After Sasson’s win, Sasson extended his hand, but El Shehaby backed away, shaking his head. The referee insisted that he return to the mat and bow, and when he gave a quick nod and left, the crowd booed.

Falling Camera Injures Seven
Seven people including an 11-year-old were injured when an aerial camera suspended on steel cables collapsed more than 60 feet outside Rio’s Olympic Park on Monday.

Two women could be seen in images posted to social media sitting on the ground bloodied after the large camera fell. They were struck by the camera’s cables, according to the husband of one.

Medical officials described all of the injuries as minor and said all of the people who had been hurt had been treated by Monday night, according to the Olympic Broadcasting Service.

The camera was one of several suspended on cables to provide aerial views of the main Olympic Park. The Olympic Broadcasting Service said two guide cables on its camera snapped, plunging it onto a lower concourse that feeds into the basketball stadium.

"There was quite a lot of screaming and a bit of commotion," Chris Adams, a gymnastics fan from Britain told The Associated Press. "People were running to the situation to make sure these two ladies were OK."

Brazil’s O Globo caught the camera plummeting to the ground.

Water Polo Team Sets Record
The U.S. women's water polo team continued to defend its champion status Monday, defeating Brazil 13-3, the highest ever margin for an Olympic knockout women's water polo game.

Greece had put up the previous largest winning margin, beating Australia 6-2 in the Athens 2004 semifinals.

The U.S. team will move on to play Hungary on Wednesday for the semifinals.

Steeplechase First
American runner Emma Coburn won bronze in the Olympic 3000-meter steeplechase, becoming the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic steeplechase medal since the event debuted in 2008.

Bahrain's Ruth Jebet took gold and Kenya's Hyvin Jepkemoi won silver.

Coburn broke her own American record, clocking in at 9:07.63 and coming in less than a second after Jepkemoi.

She came in ninth in the event at the 2012 Olympics.

Not Smooth Enough
Winning the dressage competition was Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro, her second successive gold dressage medal.

She rode to samba music to beat the record she set in London in 2012, also on Valegro.

The top four scores were turned in by women in an event in which they compete against men. Spain's Severo Jurado Lopez was the highest placed man at fifth.

Jurado Lopez performed to a musical medley centered on Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas' "Smooth," and though he did not win a medal, he quickly became a fan favorite.

Jurado Lopez, riding Lorenzo, drew cheers from the normally quiet audience on Monday. The judges got booed when they awarded him a score that put him in fifth place.

He told SB Nation that the music "felt good" to his horse.

"You just have to concentrate, listen, and let the horse follow," Jurado Lopez said.

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