Simone Biles to compete in balance beam final


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Simone Biles, arguably the best gymnast to ever touch the mat, will be competing in the balance beam final Tuesday, according to USA Gymnastics.

The balance beam final will be Biles’ first event since withdrawing from the women’s team final Tuesday night, citing mental health concerns.

Biles’ decision to withdraw from many of the individual events opened the door for her Team USA teammates to earn medals.

Suni Lee won gold for the Americans in the all-around competition.

“We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow – Suni Lee and Simone Biles!! Can’t wait to watch you both,” spokesperson Carol Fabrizio said in a statement about the return of Biles.

Biles was a heavy favorite for many of the events, but she withdrew because she said her mind was not in the right place and that could cause physical harm while attempting stunts.

“Honestly petrifying trying to do a skill but not having your mind & body in sync. 10/10 do not recommend,” Biles wrote on Instagram.