Simone Biles will compete in her final Olympic event

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Simone Biles will compete in the Olympic individual balance beam final, her last event of the Tokyo Games, USA Gymnastics announced Monday.

Why it matters: This is Biles’ last chance to add to her Olympic medals count, after withdrawing from five gymnastics competitions to focus on her mental well-being.

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What they're saying: "We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow — Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t wait to watch you both!" USA Gymnastics tweeted.

The big picture: The 24-year-old four-time Olympic gold medalist withdrew from last week's Tokyo Games women's gymnastics team finals and the individual all-around finals and on Sunday morning, USA Gymnastics announced she would not be competing in the final floor exercise event.

What she's saying: Biles last Wednesday responded on Twitter to the support she's received following her decisions.

  • "[T]he outpouring love & support I’ve received has made me realize I’m more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before," Biles said.

Go deeper: Simone Biles lauded for "bravery in prioritizing" mental wellness

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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