Simone Biles will return to the Tokyo Olympics to compete in the balance beam final on Tuesday.
The four-time Olympic gymnast returns after retiring from five events citing her mental health.
“We are very excited to confirm that you will see two American athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow: Suni Lee AND Simone Biles !!” USA Gymnastics tweeted. “I can’t wait to see you both!”
Biles was projected to sweep the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, but after a fight with “the twisted ones,” a dangerous condition in which gymnasts “lose their sense of space and dimension in the air,” Biles withdrew from team competition, individual all-rounder, uneven bars. , vault and floor exercise.
“You literally can’t tell the difference between up and down,” he explained in an Instagram story on Friday. “It is the craziest feeling of all. Not having an inch of control over your body. What’s even scarier is that since I have no idea where I am in the air, I also have no idea how I’m going to land or what I’m going to land on. Head / hands / feet / back “.
She continued: “I also have no idea how I landed standing in that vault because if you look at the photos and my eyes you can see how confused I am as to where I am in the air. Luckily I landed safe enough, but I also don’t think some of you realize I was supposed to do a 2 1/2 and I only completed 1 1/2 turns before it looks like I got shot in the air. “
Simone Biles seems to be in a better mental space as she is preparing to participate in the balance beam final tomorrow.