Simone Biles wins bronze in balance beam after withdrawing from other Tokyo Olympics events

Sports

CBS News 03 August, 2021 - 06:19am 51 views

Where can I see Simone Biles compete?

You can watch Biles' return to competition early Tuesday morning on NBCOlympics.com, the NBC Sports App and on Peacock. The balance beam competition will also be replayed in primetime on Tuesday on NBC starting at 5 p.m. Pacific. KING5.comHow to watch Simone Biles in balance beam finals

What time is the women's beam final?

When will it replay? The women's balance beam final will start at 4:48 a.m. EST for American viewers, due to the 13-hour time difference between the East Coast and Tokyo. The delayed broadcast will air at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. masslive.comOlympics 2021 women’s gymnastics balance beam final: Live stream, start time, TV, how to watch Simone Biles’

How many Olympic medals does Simone Biles have in total?

Simone Biles is widely considered the greatest gymnast of all time, she has won a total of 32 Olympic and World Championship medals to date. Seven of the athlete's medals were won at the Olympics, including four gold medals, one silver medal, and two bronze medals. The IndependentHow many Olympic medals does Simone Biles have?

What event is Simone Biles in?

In qualifications, Simone Biles became the first woman since 1992 to qualify for all six possible Olympic event finals. Simone Biles will compete in the women's beam event final on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics, USA Gymnastics announced. NBC OlympicsSimone Biles to return to Olympic competition for beam final

The star gymnast received a score of 14.000 in her return to competition, placing her behind Chinese gymnasts Guan Chenchen and Tang Xijing. It was the seventh Olympic medal for Biles, tying her with Shannon Miller for the most ever for an American gymnast. 

Making history. Always. @Simone_Biles ties the record for the most Olympic medals won by a U.S. gymnast. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/4lXZ6waUeQ

"I didn't expect a medal today, I just wanted to go out there for me and that's what I did," Biles told reporters after receiving the bronze. 

Teammate Suni Lee placed fifth after nearly losing her balance during her routine. 

The 24-year-old Biles won bronze on beam in Rio de Janeiro five years ago and qualified for the eight-woman final at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre on the first weekend of the Games.

She removed herself from the team final on July 27 after a shaky performance on vault during the first rotation. She watched from the sidelines as her three American teammates completed the meet without her. The U.S. took silver behind the team known as the Russian Olympic Committee.

Biles qualified for all five individual event finals but took herself out of four of them: the all-around, vault, floor exercise and uneven bars. Lee earned the gold in the all-around, becoming the fifth straight American to claim the sport's marquee title. 

"It's honestly petrifying trying to do a skill but not having your mind and body in sync," she said. "10/10 do not recommend." 

She continued to defend her decision to remove herself from competition for her own safety. That thrust conversation around mental health into the spotlight. 

Biles is the most decorated American gymnast of all time. She has won 25 medals at world championships and now, seven more at the Olympics, according to her Olympic page. 

Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for CBS News, focusing on sports and stories that involve issues of race and culture.

Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved.

Read full article at CBS News

Sports Stories