Tokyo 2020: How to Watch Simone Biles in Women's Gymnastics Balance Beam Final

Simone Biles will be competing in the women gymnastics balance beam final on Tuesday following her withdrawal from several other events to focus on her mental health.

USA Gymnastics made the announcement in a tweet Monday, noting: "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!"

How to Watch Tokyo 2020 Women's Balance Beam Final

NBCUniversal owns the U.S. media rights to all Olympic Games through 2032 across all platforms.

Viewers can tune into live coverage of the women's balance beam final from 4:50 a.m. ET on August 3, which can be streamed at the NBC Olympics website and via the NBC Sports app. The event will also be replayed in primetime on NBC, according to the NBC Olympics website.

The balance beam final can also be viewed via Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service, which has been providing live coverage of major Olympic events every morning, including women's gymnastics.

In a statement in late June, Peacock said: "Watch Simone Biles and Team USA compete in every single event, live from Tokyo, with expert commentary.

"All of Peacock's Tokyo Olympics programming will be available to stream for free, with [the] exception of USA Men's Basketball live coverage that will be available to Peacock Premium subscribers," the statement said.

Team USA's Simone Biles at Tokyo 2020.
Team USA's Simone Biles pictured at the women's team final on July 27, 2021 at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Peacock is currently available on the following, as outlined by NBCUniversal:

  • Google platforms and devices (including Android and Android TV devices)
  • Roku
  • Apple devices (including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD)
  • Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices
  • Microsoft's Xbox One family of devices (including Xbox One S and Xbox One X)
  • Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • VIZIO SmartCastTM TVs
  • LG Smart TVs

NBCUniversal said: "Comcast's eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost."

Simone Biles' Dramatic Return

The latest announcement marks Biles' dramatic return to the Tokyo 2020 Games following her abrupt exit last week from the women's gymnastics team final.

She also withdrew from the individual all-around final last week before pulling out of Sunday's vault and uneven bars finals after opening up about her experience with the twisties—a debilitating occurrence that affects gymnasts' spatial awareness.

The Olympian spoke about how the twisties have impacted her performance via Instagram. "It's never transferred to bars and beam before.

"It strictly likes floor and vault, go figure, the scariest two.

"But this time it's literally on every event, which sucks really bad," she said Friday via Instagram.