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Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles will participate in the final on the beam |  World news

Simone Biles, who withdrew from several events at the Tokyo Olympics citing the need to protect her sanity, will compete in the beam final, USA Gymnastics said.

The four-time Olympic gold medalist has declared herself excluded from the vault and uneven bars finals in Tokyo.

And on Thursday, she pulled out of the all-around final.

She also retired from the team final on July 27 after a faltering performance on vault in the first rotation.

The beams final will take place on Tuesday.

The gymnast was praised for her bravery in dealing with her mental health issues.

Max Whitlock, who retained his Olympic pommel horse title, praised the “incredible” Biles for putting her mental health first, describing her as the greatest of all time.

He told Sky Sports News: “She’s amazing and I think what she’s done here shows a lot of strength.

“It’s probably one of the hardest things for her to do. It’s really hard.”





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