Simone Biles to compete on balance beam at Tokyo Olympics – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-08-02 04:39:56 –

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Simone Biles will warm up before competing in the US Classic Gymnastics competition in Indianapolis on Saturday, May 22, 2021. (AP photo / AJ mast)

Tokyo (AP) – Simone Biles returns to competition in Tokyo.

The 2016 Olympic champions will compete in the balance beam final on Tuesday. This is just over a week away from the tournament to focus on mental health.

“I’m very happy to see two US athletes, Snilly and Simone Biles, in the balance beam final tomorrow. I can’t wait to see both!” US Gymnastics said in a statement.

The 24-year-old Biles won the bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro five years ago and competed in the finals of eight women at the Ariake Gymnastics Center on the first weekend of the tournament.

She withdrew from the team final on July 27 after performing an unstable performance on the vault during the first rotation. She watched three American teammates finish the tournament without her from bystanders. The United States won the silver medal behind a team known as the Russian Olympic Committee.

Biles later said she was working on a problem surrounding air perception, called “twisty” in her sport.

Biles participated in all five individual event finals, but broke out of four: all-round, vaulting, floor exercises, and uneven bars. Lee won the gold medal all-round and became the fifth consecutive American to win a marquee title in sports.

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