Simone Biles might win a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, after all. The U.S. gymnast will compete at the Summer Games after withdrawing from the team finals and skipping three more events due to mental health issues.

Biles is set to make her return Tuesday in the balance beam final. The 24-year-old won the bronze medal in the balance beam final at the 2016 Rio Olympics, though she is a three-time world champion in the event.

The beam was the only event in Rio that saw Biles fail to finish in first place. Biles took home the gold in all four of her other competitions, staking her claim as the greatest gymnast in USA history.

Biles didn’t complete her first event in Tokyo, withdrawing from the team finals after landing her vault. Biles chose not to participate in the all-around competition, vault and floor final, citing her mental health. 

 

 

Biles explained Friday that she was suffering with “the twisties,” which caused her to lose her sense of space while in midair.

“If you look at the pictures and my eyes, you can see how confused I am as to where I am in the air,” Biles said on Instagram.

Team USA won the silver medal in the team finals. U.S. gymnast Sunisa Lee won the all-around gold medal, while American gymnast Jade Carry claimed gold in the women's floor exercise Monday.

Lee will compete alongside Biles in Tuesday’s balance beam final.

USA's Simone Biles looks on after scratching from the artistic gymnastics women's team final on Tuesday USA's Simone Biles looks on after scratching from the artistic gymnastics women's team final on Tuesday Photo: AFP / Martin BUREAU