Gymnastics at Tokyo Olympics 2020 live: Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova compete in women's floor final

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Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are both competing in the floor final - Getty Images
Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are both competing in the floor final - Getty Images

08:40 AM

Biles WILL compete

Confirmation from USA Gymnastics now that Biles will be competing in the balance beam final tomorrow:

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08:37 AM

Hello and welcome...

... to our gymnastics live blog! Yesterday Max Whitlock won gold in pommel horse, successfully defending his title, and today we could well have more medals for Team GB.

We have not just one GB hope but two in the women's floor final today. Jessica Gadirova qualified for the event originally, and her twin sister Jennifer got a late call up to also compete over the weekend. With Simone Biles's withdrawal from the event, Jennifer got promoted from first reserve to finalist, and she will be relishing the opportunity to compete as she did in the all-around.

The 16-year-old sisters have already had brilliant Olympic debuts in merely making two individual finals, as well as team bronze. But - as with all of the events Biles has withdrawn from - the competition has been thrown wide open and there could be a chance of a surprise medal for GB here, and Jessica in particular. She won the European title in floor earlier this year, and is proving herself a real competitor when there are medals on the line.

With a bronze medal in the team final already last week, another medal here would be an incredible achievement for the teenagers.

While we follow the action from 10am, there is also huge anticipation building ahead of the balance beam final later this week after the start list was released today with Biles's name still on it. Biles pulled out of every other individual final in Tokyo, prioritising her wellbeing as well as citing the fact she is suffering from a mental block in some of her tumbling routines which makes competing dangerous.

The beam requires the least acrobatic elements of all four women's apparatus though, so fans were hopeful she could yet compete in the event she won bronze in at the Rio Games in 2016. As yet, she is still in the mix, so we will update you on any developments in that story as and when they come.

Stay with us this morning.