American star Simone Biles to return for balance beam finals

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TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles is returning to contention successful Tokyo.

The 2016 Olympic champion volition vie successful the equilibrium beam finals connected Tuesday, a small implicit a week aft stepping distant from the conscionable to absorption connected her intelligence health.

“We are truthful excited to corroborate that you volition spot 2 U.S. athletes successful the equilibrium beam last time — Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t hold to ticker you both!” USA Gymnastics said successful a statement.

The 24-year-old Biles won bronze connected beam successful Rio de Janeiro 5 years agone and qualified for the eight-woman last astatine the Ariake Gymnastics Centre connected the archetypal play of the Games.

She removed herself from the squad last connected July 27 aft a shaky show connected vault during the archetypal rotation. She watched from the sidelines arsenic her 3 American teammates completed the conscionable without her; the U.S. took metallic down the squad known arsenic the Russian Olympic Committee.

Biles aboriginal said she was dealing with issues surrounding aerial awareness, referred to arsenic “the twisties” successful her sport.

Biles qualified for each 5 idiosyncratic lawsuit finals but took herself retired of 4 of them: the all-around, vault, level workout and uneven bars. Lee earned the golden successful the all-around, becoming the 5th consecutive American to assertion the sport’s marquee title.

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