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Sanne Wevers failed to qualify for the beam finals at the Olympic Games on Sunday.

The defending champion came to a score of 13,866 in the qualifiers and that was not enough for a place in the final battle.

After American gymnasts Sunisa Lee and Simone Biles did better, Wevers fell outside the top eight.

Only the first eight places, with a maximum of two per country, are entitled to participate in the apparatus final on Tuesday 3 August.

Wevers surprisingly won Olympic gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The now 29-year-old Friezin kept the American gymnasts Lauren Hernandez (silver) and Biles (bronze) behind five years ago.

Wevers' preparation for the Tokyo Games was dramatic.

Her father and coach Vincent Wevers, who was named Coach of the Year in 2016, is being investigated for possible transgressive behavior in the past and was not included in the Olympic selection by the gymnastics association.

Sanne Wevers failed to reach the beam final in the qualifications.

Sanne Wevers failed to reach the beam final in the qualifications.

Photo: ANP

Sanne Wevers considered skipping Games

Vincent Wevers successfully challenged the decision in the subdistrict court, but the court in Arnhem ruled in summary proceedings that the KNGU had acted lawfully.

Sanne Wevers considered dropping the Games because of the absence of her father, but after much deliberation she decided to travel to Tokyo.

Despite her disrupted preparation, missing out on the beam final is surprising.

Wevers won silver at the European championships in Basel, Switzerland at the end of April.

The qualifications for the Nations Cup, all-around and apparatus finals will last until approximately 3 p.m. (Dutch time).

In addition to Sanne Wevers, Lieke Wevers, Eythora Thorsdottir and Vera van Pol will be in action.

See also: View the full program at the Olympics

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