Simone Biles gained a bronze medal on Tuesday on the gymnastics steadiness beam ultimate, her first occasion since she withdrew from a number of competitions for psychological well being causes.
Final Tuesday Biles left in the middle of the team final after stumbling through the vault. On Wednesday, USA Gymnastics announced that Biles had additionally backed out of the person all-around competitors “as a way to concentrate on her psychological well being.”
“We wholeheartedly assist Simone’s resolution and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being,” USA Gymnastics stated in a press release on the time. “Her braveness reveals, but once more, why she is a job mannequin for thus many.”
As the remainder of the Olympics progressed, it was unclear whether or not Biles would be capable to compete once more, however on Monday USA Gymnastics introduced she would return to the Olympic stage on the steadiness beam on Tuesday— the ultimate ladies’s gymnastics occasion of the video games.
Biles dismounted safely as her teammates cheered her on. She scored 14.000, incomes Biles her seventh Olympic medal. This ties her with Shannon Miller for essentially the most Olympic medals in US gymnastics historical past.
“I used to be pleased with myself simply to go on the market after what I have been by way of,” Biles said afterwards.
Biles additionally gained bronze on the steadiness beam through the Rio Olympics in 2016 — alongside 4 gold medals throughout these video games.
China’s Guan Chenchen and Tang Xijing gained gold and silver.