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Tokyo Olympics: Gymnast Simone Biles wins bronze in balance beams

US star gymnast Simone Biles has won a bronze medal in balance beam event at Tokyo Olympics after returning from a break

Gymnast Simone Biles at Tokyo Olympics (Source: Getty)

Simone Biles (Source: Getty)



Updated: 3 Aug 2021 10:24 AM GMT

Simone Biles has won a bronze medal in balance beam, her first of the Tokyo Olympics.

The American gymnastics star finished behind gold medalist Guan Chenchen and silver medalist Tang Xijing both of China.

A week after taking herself out of several competitions to focus on her mental health, Biles drilled a slightly altered routine on Tuesday.

Biles, using a routine that ended with a double-pike dismount — no twisting required — posted a score of 14.000.

That was good enough for second after four competitors during the eight-woman final.

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