Simone Biles Returns to Olympic Competition, Wins Bronze on Beam
The bronze — matching the one she captured in Rio de Janeiro five years ago — moved Simone Biles into a tie with Shannon Miller for the most Olympic medals by an American gymnast.
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TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles found something a little more manageable than the weight of the world. Bronze. The American gymnastics superstar earned her seventh Olympic medal and second in Tokyo with a third-place finish in the balance beam final on Tuesday, a week after she took herself out of several competitions to deal with a mental block that prevented her from twisting while performing. Biles drilled a slightly watered-down version of her usual routine…