Gymnastics: Simone Biles returns to compete at the Olympics for the finals in gymnastics jets for women on Tuesday. The name of the American superstar was included in the list of eight finalists for the ray, which was released today.
Biles, the four-time Olympic champion who is widely believed to have pushed the sport to new limits, has said she struggles with “twisties”, a condition in which gymnasts lose the ability to orient themselves in the air.
She dramatically withdrew from last week’s opening team competition after a vault and subsequently withdrew from the all-round final and three of the four apparatus finals — the floor, the vault, and uneven bars.
The 24-year-old came to Tokyo seeking five gold medals to resemble the Olympic record of all-time gymnastics at nine.
She has documented her struggles with mental health during the games in regular posts on her social media accounts.