On Tuesday Simone Biles made her return to the floor to compete during the Women’s Balance Beam, and her return to the competition was definitely one for the books as she walked away with her seventh Olympic medal.
Simone earned a bronze medal after competing on the balance beam. Adding the medal to her collection has caused her to make history once again. She is now tied with Shannon Miller as the most decorated U.S. gymnast. Of the seven medals that each gymnast holds, Simone has a total of four gold medals and Shannon has two.
According to ESPN, Simone finished with a performance score of 14.000 after performing third in the event.
Yahoo Sports reports that Simone spoke about her performance and said, “I was just happy to be able to perform regardless of the outcome. I did it for me and I was happy to be able to compete one more time … Training for five years and coming here and kind of being triggered and not being able to do anything wasn’t fun.”
Simone “flawless” Biles 😍🥳🤩
— Ludovica 熊猫🐼 (@ludovicasini101) August 3, 2021
As we previously reported, last week Simone made the decision to withdraw from her team’s final competition and other individual events as she placed her focus on her mental health after experiencing the “twisties.” The twisties are described as a “dangerous disconnect between the mind and body that causes gymnasts to become disoriented in the air during twisting skills.”
She was met with support from all over and applauded for prioritizing her mental health.
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