Relive Simone Biles’ Olympic beam routine in primetime

Japan 2020

Simone Biles came back for one last performance in Tokyo — potentially her last Olympic routine ever — and will leave the Games with another individual medal on the balance beam.

You can catch all the action in NBC’s primetime coverage tonight (Aug. 3) at 8 p.m. ET. STREAM HERE.

Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, withdrew from the team competition after one rotation, citing mental health concerns, and subsequently sat out of the individual all-around, vault, uneven bars and floor final. She was dealing with a case of the “twisties,” a condition in which gymnasts feel a disconnect between their body and mind when performing twists. 

USA Gymnastics maintained that she would be evaluated for a potential return to competition, however, and she did just that in her final chance. With a slightly modified routine, which let Biles avoid the twists in her signature dismount, she repeated as the Olympic bronze medalist.

Even if Biles hadn’t returned, it would have been a big night for the United States. 

Suni Lee — the individual all-around gold medalist — also competed on beam, looking for her fourth medal in Tokyo. Then, reigning men’s all-around national champion Brody Malone competed on the high bar, his signature apparatus, challenging for a medal in an event that also included another stunning performance from the men’s Olympic all-around gold medalist Hashimoto Daiki

Tune in to NBC’s primetime coverage to relive all the biggest moments.

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