Yahoo Sports reports:
Simone Biles made a rousing return to these Olympics, with a last-chance last stand on the balance beam that garnered her a bronze medal, her record-tying seventh and almost certainly final career medal.
Biles delivered a steady, strong routine and while she was, no doubt, trying to win gold, this was as much about competing, and overcoming, than anything else. That a medal came in the end was an added bonus.
China’s 16-year-old sensation Guan Chenchen (14.633) won gold and teammate Tang Xijing Tag (14.233) took silver. They were the two highest qualifiers and thus the favorites to win the event.
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SIMONE BILES WINS BRONZE IN THE BALANCE BEAM 👏
That’s her seventh career Olympic medal, tying her with Shannon Miller for the most by any athlete in gymnastics in Team USA history 🐐 pic.twitter.com/fvdiVW6j0Z
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Simone Biles finished her Tokyo Olympics on a high note today, winning bronze in the balance beam and tying Shannon Miller for the most Olympic medals ever won by an American gymnast: https://t.co/vmitSG4bHj pic.twitter.com/LcVJ4Erbyg
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