His mother and father got divorced, and his biological father now lives in Spain. He earned parallel bars silver less than two hours earlier.
Also featured were gymnasts in non-Olympic events, such as such as acro, synchronized trampoline, couples floor routines and tumbling.
An alternate's job is to be ready on call for any of your teammates if they get hurt.
RIO DE JANEIRO- There are a million paths to the Olympic podium.
Biles scored 15.966 to add to her victories in the women's team, all-around and vault finals as well as her bronze on the balance beam.
"It's incredible honestly. It's a dream come true", he said. His 15.900 score in the parallel bars was his best of these Olympics after he posted a 15.600 in preliminaries and a 15.533 during the team event.
He beat American silver medallist Danell Leyva by 0.141 of a point. Russia's David Belyavskiy won the bronze with a score of 15.783.
"It was a little stressful waiting for all the scores", he said. "You have to believe within yourself that you can do more than people expect". Hardly a new phenomenon in sports or one unique to Brazil.
"I don't want hard chalk, I know that because that feels gritty", he said.
Santiago Lange y Cecilia Saroli van por el oro
Cecilia Carranza se mostró tranquila luego del triunfo y contó como fue el momento en que cruzaron la línea de llegada. Y previamente se realizará la Medal Race de Finn, con Facundo Olezza , aunque sin chances de medalla.
Hearing British gymnast Amy Tinkler gush about the "honor" and "privilege" of competing against American Simone Biles surely would have tempered Orwell's opinion. His mother brought him to Miami when he was 2 years old.
USA's DanellLeyva secured the silver medal with a 15.500 and Great Britain's Nile Wilson took bronze with a 15.466. Alvarez went bonkers, leaping and punching the air and delivering a bear hug to Leyva. "I had no time to think about anything else".
"At long last, I've brought the first gold medal to my country, Ukraine". He had struggled through the trials process after being bitten in the leg breaking up a dog fight. But he didn't give up.
But even the honey has to be just right, he explained.
And he was full of praise for the gold medal winner: "He definitely deserved that medal".
Leyva called the high bar turnaround "absolutely a redemption". The two crossed the finish line in last place, but they forged a bond that will last forever.
"That would be really cool", Hernandez said with a giggle.
The bulldogs had to be put down. Raisman is the reigning Olympic champion.