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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Simone Biles, of the United States, warms up prior to the artistic gymnastics balance beam final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
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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…

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