Simone Biles to compete in Tuesday’s balance beam final at Tokyo Olympics
The news came days after Biles, often described as the greatest gymnast of all time, withdrew from the team, individual all-around, vault, uneven bars and floor finals at the Games to focus on her mental health.
Following Biles’ withdrawal, fellow Americans Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum went on to win the silver medal in the team final last week.
MyKayla Skinner, also of the United States, took Biles’ place in Sunday’s vault final and won the silver medal, while Carey stumbled and finished in eighth place.
Photos: MyKayla Skinner wins silver after replacing Simone Biles in Olympic vault final From left, MyKayla Skinner of the United States, Rebeca Andrade of Brazil and Yeo Seo-jeong of South Korea, pose with their medals for the vault during the artistic gymnastics women’s apparatus final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug.
Photos: Jade Carey wins gold in floor exercise final at Tokyo Olympics Jade Carey, of the United States, poses after winning the gold medal for the floor exercise during the artistic gymnastics women’s apparatus final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug.