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Laurie Hernandez snags silver, Simone Biles settles for bronze in beam finals


In somewhat of a stunning end to the balance beam final in Rio on Monday, Simone Biles came in third place after a wobbly performance.  

As the reigning world champ, Biles was favored to get gold. With her bronze medal win, Biles' bid to win five golds in a single Olympics is over. 

Meanwhile, teammate Laurie Hernandez snatched the silver medal.

U.S. gymnasts, left to right, Simone Biles, Gabrielle Douglas, Lauren Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman hold their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the artistic gymnastics women's team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Hernandez has been battling a minor injury, AP reports, so the silver medal win comes as a sweet victory.

In total, the U.S. gymnastics squad has earned eight medals.

And there is good news for Biles.

She could still become one of the few women gymnasts to win four gold medals in an Olympics when she competes in the floor exercise Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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