In Pictures: Back on the beam for event final, Simone Biles wins bronze medal

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Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - USA gymnast Simone Biles competes Tokyo 2020 Olympics Women's Balance Beam Final at Ariake Gymnastics Centre. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the Tokyo Olympics. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles flashes the heart sign to a fan
U.S. gymnast Simone Biles flashes the heart sign to a fan after taking the bronze in the balance beam final. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles holds the bronze medal she won in the balance beam final.
Simone Biles holds the bronze medal she won in the balance beam final. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles, wearing her medal, walks behind two other gymnasts, who wave to the crowd.
After receiving her bronze medal, Simone Biles walks with Chinese gymnasts Chinches Guan, gold medalist, and Xijing Tang, winner of the silver medal. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles does a back flip on the beam.
Team USA gymnast Simone Biles performing her routine on Aug. 3. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles, smiling, stands on the mat with both arms lifted.
Simone Biles, with a triumphant smile, lands her dismount. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles is embraced by Cecile Landi.
Simone Biles is congratulated by her coach, Cecile Landi, as it becomes clear she will medal in the balance beam final. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles points and smiles.
Simone Biles calls out to a fan in the stands after performing on the balance beam. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles stands on the beam.
Simone Biles practices her routine before competing. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Simone Biles does the splits on a mat.
While warming up, Simone Biles watches a competitor practice on the beam. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

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