Tokyo 2020 – Simone Biles wins bronze in balance beam on return, Guan Chenchen takes gold
Biles had not been seen on the arena floor since pulling out of the women’s team final, with the American missing the individual floor, uneven bars and vault finals, but returned to secure a medal in the balance beam. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+
'Great performance' - Biles celebrates winning seventh Olympic medal with bronze
A delighted and perhaps relieved Biles was hugged by her coach and did not appear too gutted by the prospect of a silver medal.
Before the scores had even been read out, Biles had turned her attention towards her USA team-mate Sunisa Lee – who had already won three medals at Tokyo 2020.
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“Confidence, Sunni, you got it,” Biles told Lee as she approached the beam. But it wasn’t to be for Lee as a bad stumble wrecked her chances of gold.
A visibly disappointed Lee scored 13.866 to go into fourth position. Biles was on course to place second until China's Chenchen Guan stepped up and stole the show to win gold and push the American star down into bronze medal position.
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