Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles to compete in balance beam final, how to watch - CNET

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Simone Biles is 1 of the champion gymnasts the satellite has ever witnessed.

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USA Gymnastics confirmed connected Monday that Simone Biles volition vie successful the equilibrium beam final, which is scheduled for Tuesday. After withdrawing from each different finals, Biles volition vie successful the past women's gymnastics lawsuit alongside teammate Sunisa Lee.

We are truthful excited to corroborate that you volition spot 2 U.S. athletes successful the equilibrium beam last time - Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t hold to ticker you both!

— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) August 2, 2021

Biles pulled retired of Monday's level workout final, an lawsuit that earned her a golden medal astatine 2016's Rio Olympics. Another subordinate of the US squad -- Jade Carey -- won the golden medal successful the level workout instead.

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Considered the top gymnast of each time, Biles amazed the satellite past week erstwhile she withdrew from the women's squad all-around final, citing intelligence wellness concerns. She aboriginal pulled retired of the Individual all-around finals and past the vault, uneven bars and level workout finals too. 

In the aftermath of her archetypal withdrawal past week, Biles said she wasn't successful the right intelligence authorities to compete. "I conscionable felt similar it would beryllium a small spot amended to instrumentality a backseat, enactment connected my mindfulness and I knew that the girls would bash an perfectly large occupation and I didn't privation to hazard the squad a medal," Biles said astatine a property conference.     

"We wholeheartedly enactment Simone's determination and applaud her bravery successful prioritizing her well-being. Her courageousness shows, yet again, wherefore she is simply a relation exemplary for truthful many," work a connection from USA Gymnastics pursuing her withdrawal from the idiosyncratic all-arounds finals. 

Simone has withdrawn from the lawsuit last for level and volition marque a determination connected beam aboriginal this week. Either way, we’re each down you, Simone.

— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) August 1, 2021

the outpouring emotion & enactment I’ve received has made maine recognize I’m much than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I ne'er genuinely believed before. 🤍

— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) July 29, 2021

After further aesculapian evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the last idiosyncratic all-around competition. We wholeheartedly enactment Simone’s determination and applaud her bravery successful prioritizing her well-being. Her courageousness shows, yet again, wherefore she is simply a relation exemplary for truthful many.

— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) July 28, 2021

Biles has noted connected societal media that she's been suffering from the "twisties" -- a improvement successful which gymnasts suffer the quality to archer wherever their assemblage is portion performing twists, making it hard to negociate a harmless landing. Unlike Biles' different events, her beam regular doesn't trust arsenic heavy connected twists, speech from her dismount, which she volition perchance regenerate with different move.

Biles entered the Tokyo Olympics with superior momentum. She presently holds much medals than immoderate different gymnastics competitor, with 25 -- 19 of which are golds. Biles is 1 of six women the US sent to the Olympics to vie successful gymnastics, alongside Lee, Carey, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum and MyKayla Skinner.

Biles' remaining event

Olympic gymnastics comprises 4 events: vault, uneven bars, equilibrium beam and level exercise. Following her qualification round, Biles was acceptable to vie successful each four. In total, Biles was expected to triumph up to six golden medals. In Rio's 2016 Olympics, she won 4 golds -- successful vault, floor, idiosyncratic all-around and squad all-around -- and performed with specified favoritism that she was chosen arsenic the US emblem bearer astatine the closing ceremonies.  

Biles' concern and decisions person earned her wide enactment -- and immoderate criticism.

Going to furniture reasoning astir @Simone_Biles saying, “We anticipation America inactive loves us.”


We much than emotion you. We adore you. We cherish you. We respect you. We consciousness for you. We are rooting for you.

Thanks for taking attraction of yourself. We each request that example.

— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) July 28, 2021

All my enactment to @Simone_Biles. Mental wellness is simply a cardinal constituent of our health, and it MUST beryllium a precedence always. We request the sports satellite to absorption connected affectional and intelligence well-being a batch more.

Thank you for utilizing your platform, you are a existent champion! #MentalHealth

— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 28, 2021

In the US, you tin ticker the Olympics and each of the supra events done NBC. NBC's TV transmission volition aerial edited versions of the Games during prime-time hours, but you tin ticker the events unrecorded connected Peacock oregon connected Viewers successful the UK volition ticker done EuroSport, portion Australians tin spot the games done Channel 7 and the 7plus streaming service. 

Biles is acceptable to vie successful the equilibrium beam last connected Tuesday, Aug. 3 astatine 1 a.m. PT/ 4 a.m. ET/9 a.m. UK time/6 p.m. AEST  

Best gymnast ever

Biles has go a important unit unto herself successful caller years: She's often called the top gymnast of each clip and, aft conscionable 1 Olympic Games, is considered a top-tier Olympian. 

Her accolades spell beyond medals. She was named ESPN's Most Dominant Athlete of the Year (2018), ESPN's Woman of the Year (2016) and AP's Female Athlete of the Year (2019).

CNET's Sean Keane and Katie Collins contributed to this report.

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