By Mary Cunningham
Simone Biles made her return to the competition floor, and the 24-year-old, who withdrew from the women’s team final and other individual events to focus on her mental health upon experiencing the “twisties”, earned a bronze medal on the balance beam with a strong performance and a score of 14.00.
Biles also earned a bronze medal in beam at the 2016 Rio Games. With the newest addition to her hardware collection, she ties Shannon Miller as the most decorated Olympian in American gymnastics history. While each gymnast has seven medals to her name, Biles has more golds (4) than Miller (2).
All-around gold medalist Suni Lee also competed on beam, finishing in fourth place with a score of 13.866.