NEWS
02/08/2021 09:57 BST | Updated 02/08/2021 09:58 BST

Simone Biles Will Compete In The Balance Beam Final

The four-time gold medalist has one last chance to medal at the Tokyo Olympics after mental health concerns arose.

US gymnast Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam final at the Tokyo Olympics, USA Gymnastics announced on Monday.

Biles, who dropped out of the team competition, all-around final and the other three individual events amid mental health concerns and bouts of disorientation while performing, will be joined on Tuesday by teammate and all-around gold medalist successor Sunisa Lee.

Lee’s entry into the event was previously assumed, but Biles’ participation had been uncertain.

The US grabbed silver in the team final after Biles left the competition following an awkward vault. Lee captured gold in the all-around. And on Sunday, MyKayla Skinner, who replaced Biles in the vault, won a surprising silver. Lee took bronze in the uneven bars.

Skinner had hinted that Biles would possibly return for one final event.