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Olympics-Biles to compete in balance beam, Belarus athlete enters Polish embassy

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By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, Karolos Grohmann and Amy Tennery TOKYO (Reuters) -Simon Biles will compete in the balance beam competition, officials said on Monday, in what would be the U.S. superstar gymnast’s last chance for gold in Tokyo after pulling out of other events citing mental health issues. Biles, who shocked the world last week when she withdrew from the team and several individual events, has brought athletes’ mental health into the spotlight at a pandemic affected Games which has had its share of controversy. Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya walked into the Polish emba…

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