American star Simone Biles to return for balance beam finals
Posted: Aug 2, 2021 5:55 AM CDT
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles is returning to competition in Tokyo.
The 2016 Olympic champion will compete in the balance beam finals on Tuesday.
That's a little over a week after the American superstar stepped away from the meet to focus on her mental health.
The 24-year-old Biles won bronze on beam in Rio de Janeiro five years ago and qualified for the eight-woman final at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre on the first weekend of the Games.
She opted out of the finals in the all-around, floor exercise, uneven bars and vault.