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Simone Biles wins bronze medal for balance beam performance

Tokyo Olympics Artistic Gymnastics
Posted at 4:43 AM, Aug 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-03 06:22:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Simone Biles returned to competition in Tokyo overnight, competing in the beam finals alongside teammate Suni Lee.

Simone scored a 14.000 for her performance and earned a bronze medal.

That's a little over a week after the American superstar stepped away from the meet to focus on her mental health.

Congratulations poured in on social media following Simone's performance.

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

She opted out of the finals in the all-around, floor exercise, uneven bars and vault.

Guan Chenchen of China won the gold medal with a 14.633.

Tang Xijing of China won the silver medal with a 14.233.

USA Gymnast Suni Lee scored a 13.8 in this event and did not medal.