Simone Biles has said that she will treasure her Tokyo 2020 bronze medal "a lot more" after everything she been through over the past few weeks.

Biles returned to the Games today after struggling with mental health concerns and won a bronze medal in the balance beam final.

Biles took to the beam with the support of her teammates, nailing her routine and a double-pike dismount. She scored 14.000, which earned Biles her 7th Olympic medal.

Bile is now tied with Shannon Miller for the most Olympic medals in US gymnastics history.

Speaking after the event, Biles said that she was "proud" of herself.

"I was proud of myself just to go out there after what I've been through," she said.

After winning bronze, Bile also said that she would "treasure this one a lot more" after all that she's faced over the past few weeks.

"This one is definitely sweeter. I'll treasure this one a lot more after everything I have been through."

"It means more than all of the golds because I've pushed through so much the last five years and the last week while I've even been here," she also said to the Today Show.



Biles' bronze medal win comes after she pulled out midway through the all-around team final after stumbling during the vault and scoring her lowest Olympic vault score.

On Wednesday, USA Gymnastics announced that Biles had also backed out of the individual all-around competition "in order to focus on her mental health."

She told reporters at the time that she has "to focus on my mental health."

"Whenever you get in a high-stress situation, you kind of freak out," she said. "I have to focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and well-being. It just sucks when you're fighting with your own head."

As for what next for Simone Biles? Even she's not sure yet.

As she told reporters: "I just need to process this Olympics first."

Congratulations Simone Biles and Team USA!