Simone Biles is coming back to compete in the balance beam final at the Tokyo Olympics, USA Gymnastics announced Monday.
“We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow — Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t wait to watch you both!” the association said in a statement.
We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow – Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t wait to watch you both!
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) August 2, 2021
Tuesday’s balance beam competition will be Biles’ first appearance at the Tokyo games since she withdrew from the team all-around final last week citing mental health concerns.
on July 27, told reporters she was experiencing a mental block known as the “twisties,” where her mind and body were out of sync and she couldn’t get her bearings while spinning in the air.
On Wednesday, USA Gymnastics said Biles had also withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition.
“We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement at the time. “Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.”
Biles, 24, is the 2016 Olympics gymnastics champion.