Simone Biles has won bronze in the women's balance beam final after pulling out of other events at the Tokyo Olympics, citing mental health issues. The star gymnast received a score of 14.000 in her return to competition, placing her behind Chinese gymnasts Guan Chenchen and Tang Xijing. It was the seventh Olympic medal for Biles, tying her with Shannon Miller for the most ever for an American gymnast.
Tuesday morning marked the last time we got to watch our favorite gymnasts compete at the Tokyo Olympic. The final day of gymnastics event finals promised to be special as Simone Biles made her return to the competition floor -- and it didn't disappoint. The 24-year-old, who withdrew from the...
24-year-old Simone Biles won a bronze medal in the women’s balance beam final competition, her second medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and her seventh Olympic medal overall. China took the other two medals with Guan Chenchen winning gold and China’s Tang Xijing taking silver.
A third-place finish was not her greatest performance, but after her devastating mental struggles in Tokyo, it could be the Olympic medal that makes the U.S. gymnast the most emotional in 20 years.
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Joining TODAY live in Tokyo, three-time gold medalist Aly Raisman comments on the news that Simone Biles will compete on balance beam Tuesday after withdrawing from previous events: “I hope that she can just finish on a note for this Olympic Games that she’s proud of.” She adds that she’s “curious” about which dismount from the beam Biles will choose and talks about the “twisties” that have afflicted Biles. (Sponsored by Olay)Aug. 2, 2021.
TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles found something a little more manageable than the weight of the world. The American gymnastics superstar earned her seventh Olympic medal and second in Tokyo with a third-place finish in the balance beam final on Tuesday, a week after she took herself out of several competitions to deal with a mental block that prevented her from twisting while performing.
After withdrawing from all other finals, Simone Biles competed in the balance beam final at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Not only did she compete, but the star gymnast made the podium, taking home the bronze for Team USA. This was Biles' second medal of the games, after also winning silver in the team competition. She now ties with Shannon Miller as the most decorated US Olympic gymnast in history.
The gold medalist pulled out of the bars and vault on Friday.
The perfect plot twist! Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam final at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, August 3, after previously withdrawing from the women’s team final and the individual all-around, vault, bars and floor finals. “We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S....
Simone Biles returned to the gymnastics competition in Tokyo on Tuesday to participate in the women's balance beam finals. As usual, Biles ended up on the podium. Team USA's star gymnast earned a bronze medal with a score of 14.000. Gold and silver went to China's Guan Chenchen and Tang Xijing with scores of 14.633 and 14.233, respectively.
Former Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu shared support for Olympian Simone Biles after Biles withdrew from multiple competitions at the Tokyo games.
Simone Biles announced that she will compete in the balance beam final after withdrawing from the team competition and several individual events.