Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left.
As she reached down to steady herself on the balance beam — her first visible misstep during an astonishing Olympics that includes three gold medals and some of the most boundary pushing gymnastics ever — one thought ran through her head.
"Wow, Simone, that's five-tenths," Biles said.
And that's it. Nothing more. Sure, winning a record five gold medals in Rio de Janeiro would have been cool. Yet going 5 for 5 was always somebody else's deal. It wasn't hers. Her only regret in earning bronze during the beam final on Monday centered on those five seconds when she found herself scrambling...