Simone Biles Wins Olympic Bronze Medal for Balance Beam

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The 24-year-old took home bronze in the women’s balance beam competition.

Her performance marked the celebrated gymnast’s return to the floor after she withdrew from most events during a disappointing showing during a team event last week.

Biles, who is often called the greatest female gymnast of all time — said she had a case of the “twisties.”

That’s a term gymnasts use to describe a condition where they lose track of where they are while spinning through the air. Many fans and experts lauded her for prioritizing her mental health over competing. 

Biles has now won seven Olympic medals overall. She can’t add to that total until 2024 because the balance beam final was the last event in Tokyo she had qualified for.

Gymnasts from China took home the gold and silver in that event.