US gymnast Simone Biles takes Olympic bronze in the balance beam final, overcoming mental health issues in a confident return to form. Chinese gymnast Guan Chenchen won gold. Tokyo2020
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Simone Biles' teammates are ready to cheer for their GOATFrom CNN's Amanda Sealy in TokyoSimone Biles warms up on the balance beam prior to Tuesday's final. Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesTokyo 2020 was already set to be an Olympics like no other, but for US gymnasts Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum, stepping up when star Simone Biles withdrew from the team finals added another layer of pressure to their Games experience.
“I know we all just kind of felt really bad for Simone because we know how hard she worked to get here and all the extra years she put into this," McCallum told CNN’s Coy Wire."It was nice that she came over to us and was like, 'You know what, you got this, like, I believe in you guys, you can do this.' And so that was really reassuring. And I think that's what gave us a jumpstart to the rest of the meet,” McCallum said.
Chiles, who was encouraged to get back into the sport by Biles, knew it was her time to shine.“We knew we had to switch our flip, switch the light on basically like, 'Okay, look, guys, we have this, we know how to do it,'" Chiles told CNN. headtopics.com
"We've been working our butts off since we were little to be at this point. And we just had to do what we had to do."The US went on to earn silver in the team finals, while other members of Team USA have also found success in the individual events -- Sunisa Lee won gold in the individual all-around as well as a bronze on bars, Jade Carey brought home gold in the floor exercise and MyKayla Skinner took silver on the vault.
Now, Biles is finally back for the balance beam final on Tuesday.“SO LOUD!” is exactly how Chiles and McCallum will cheer for Biles tonight.“She's truly an inspiration. She works so hard in the gym. She's always pushing us. She's always cheering us on. I mean, you really couldn't ask for a better role model. She's just an amazing person,” said McCallum.
“She's not a quitter at all,” said Chiles adding that, no matter what happens, she’ll still be the GOAT. “She'll still be Simone Biles. She’s still gonna be loved by all of America, she's gonna represent herself better than she did before.”Read more: CNN »
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3rd prize drama Queen. Psst… China has natural but extract absorbed during months of training “ vitamins” umm adrenaline.. took probably like vitamins.. look up correlation .. umm really..: do the research.. most you get get is elevated white or red blood cells… really Congratulations ! Pack gold medal and silver medal ! We are proud of you!
Thank you for referring to ‘mental health’ rather than ‘illness’ this time in your headline. All of us have to deal mental health issues of one kind or another daily; suffering from mental illness is quite different. 只要是块奖牌就可以. +1
Biles sticks landing in balance beam, wins Olympic bronze📸 BRILLIANT BRONZE: A week after she took herself out of several competitions to focus on her mental health, gymnastics superstar Simone Biles stuck the landing to earn her seventh career Olympic medal. wow sunisalee_ is better tho imo
Simone Biles Wins Bronze In Balance Beam Final To Close Tokyo Olympic CampaignBiles, widely considered the greatest gymnast of all time, withdrew from other gymnastics finals at Tokyo due to mental health concerns. ..so happy she has got over her loss of confidence ..... spectacular athlete this is terrible news 16 years old Chinese kid beat her to win the Gold medal 🥇🔥
Simone Biles wins bronze on return as Olympics end without gold medalHaving won bronze on the beam in Rio, Biles came back with a stunning routine that saw her take third place once again. 😴 Yay! Who cares?
Simone Biles Wins Balance Beam Bronze Medal on Return to Tokyo OlympicsSimone Biles earned a third place bronze medal in the balance beam final on Tuesday after returning to the Tokyo Olympics. Wearing the number 392, Biles was the second gymnast to perform. She looke… ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Caeleb Dressel talks about winning 5 gold medals in Tokyo and Simone BilesHaving won five Olympic gold medals, Team USA swimmer Caeleb Dressel sat down with TODAY’s Craig Melvin in Tokyo before heading home to the U.S. “It was really fun competing: This is the pinnacle of our sport,” he says. He also comments on Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from Olympic events: “I’m OK with the call that Simone did … just leave her alone.” He rejects comparisons of himself to Michael Phelps, saying, “It’s not fair to Michael, it’s not fair to me.” Superman. Clark Kent in the glasses, Superman in the pool..... An amazing, classy, humble example for America. Can’t we even let these athletes get all the glory without mention Simone Biles! Give it a break!
Laurie Hernandez talks about Jade Carey’s gold medal and Simone Biles’ returnAmerican artistic gymnast Laurie Hernandez joins TODAY in Tokyo to talk about Jade Carey’s gold medal win in floor exercise Monday: “She did such a wonderful routine.” She also talks Biles’ decision to compete on balance beam Tuesday after withdrawing from previous events. “It is a huge accomplishment for her to be able to compete and just enjoy herself,” she says. “I think beam in probably the safest route … I have a feeling she’s going to do very well.” She’s so much better than Nastia LaurieH has been a DELIGHT on Today's Olympics' coverage. Please keep her around NBC!!!! Hoda needs to let Simone Biles go, at this point she looks obsessed with her.