BREAKING: USA Gymnastics Confirms Huge News- Simone Biles to Return to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Beam Finals on Tuesday

Published 08/02/2021, 5:34 AM EDT
FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Gymnastics Artistic Training – Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – July 22, 2021 Simone Biles of the United States during training REUTERS/File Photo


After a turbulent week, US gymnast Simone Biles will return to competition at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The six-time Olympic medalist withdrew from the US team event and the all around event. But at the women’s balance beam event, Biles will compete alongside Sunisa Lee.

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Splendid news for Team USA as Simone Biles returns

Simone Biles smiles at a teammate during the final day of women’s competition in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for gymnastics in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., June 27, 2021. Picture taken June 27, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

After becoming an active advocate for mental health all across the world, the world’s most popular gymnast will return to competition. Her withdrawal from the team event and the all-around event sparked an entire conversation on mental health in the sports field.

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According to Biles, a case of the ‘Twisties’ led to her withdrawal. While we waited with bated breath for an explanation, the gymnastics world understood. However, she received unconditional love and support from her fans and supporters worldwide. The love did not come without the backlash though, since people like Piers Morgan labeled her actions as weak.

But today, USA Gymnastics announced the glorious news that the four-time gold medalist will return to competition. Alongside Tokyo Olympics 2020 women’s all around gold medalist and teammate Sunisa Lee, Biles will gun for her first gold medal at the Olympics. Having won the team silver without competing, we’re sure the gold will taste much sweeter.

This will be Simone Biles’ last attempt at winning a gold at this year’s Olympics. Although she’s been the most talked about athlete at the Tokyo Olympics, even more than swimming sensations Caleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky, she hasn’t added enough gold to her tally. Mental health and ‘Twisties’ aside, Biles knows what she’s about: winning.

Biles’ replacement clinches silver at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

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Bumped up to the finals of the gymnastics vault final, USA’s Mykayla Skinner took home silver. She becomes the second member of team USA to benefit from Simone Biles’ withdrawal. However, the former gold medalist wasn’t salty and congratulated Skinner on her epic achievement.

Skinner told reporters after her silver medal win Biles would mostly return to compete at the beam event. Her statement came true as we will witness one of the best athletes in the world compete to take home at least one gold medal.

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However, her competition at the event is her own teammate. Building of her incredible all-around gold medal, Sunisa Lee will try to shut down Biles in an attempt to clinch her third medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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