Simone Biles to return to action in women’s beam final in Tokyo on Tuesday

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Simone Biles will make a dramatic return to the Tokyo Olympics by competing in the women’s beam final on Tuesday, USA Gymnastics has announced.

The 24-year-old American has not competed since she withdrew early in the women’s team final last week, citing a desire to protect her mental health.

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However, Biles has been confirmed on the official start-list as the third of eight finalists.

USA Gymnastics tweeted: “We are so excited to confirm that you will see two US athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow – Suni Lee and Simone Biles!!”

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