Biles withdrew from women’s team competition last Tuesday
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States competes in the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Simone Biles scored a bronze medal in the balance beam finals during the gymnast’s return to competition at the Tokyo Olympics Tuesday.
This marked Biles’ first time competing an event at the summer 2021 games since she withdrew from the gymnastics women’s team all-around final last Tuesday due to “the twisties.”
The Olympic-gold medalist scored a 14.0 during today’s beam finals in Tokyo, putting her behind China’s Tang Xijing, who took silver with a score of 14.233, and China’s Guan Chenchen, who won the event’s gold with a 14.633.
Biles’ bronze from the beam event marks her seventh Olympic medal. She now ties with Shannon Miller for the most medals held by a gymnast from the U.S.
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