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Simone Biles will participate in balance beam final in Tokyo 2020

2021-08-02T13:05:58.421Z

Biles will participate in the balance beam competition and it will be his last chance to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.



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(CNN) -

Team USA gymnast Simone Biles will participate in Tuesday's balance beam final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the USA Gymnastics team confirmed.

Biles, considered one of the greatest gymnasts of all time, participated in the Olympic gymnastics qualifications on July 25 and then in the United States jump rotation in the women's team finals on July 27 before retiring from the competitive action, citing mental health concerns.

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In a tweet the US Gymnastics team reported that: "We are very excited to confirm that you will see two American athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow: Suni Lee and Simone Biles! We can't wait to see them at both!".

Biles, 24, who won a silver medal as part of Team USA's second-place finish in the team final, then withdrew from four individual finals at the Tokyo Games: the complete individual competition, easel, uneven bars. and floor.

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Biles won four golds at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Tuesday's balance beam will be his last chance to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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In the absence of Biles, her teammate Lee won an impressive gold medal in the women's full title ahead of Rebeca Andrade of Brazil in second place and Angelina Melnikova of the Russian Olympic Committee in third.

Lee's victory extends the United States' Olympic gold medal streak in the event to five.

Biles, the defending champion, watched and cheered for Lee from the stands.

Source: cnnespanol

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