Simone Biles is killing the game and the Rio Olympics, securing her fourth gold medal in the all-around individual floor competition on Tuesday afternoon and capping an end to a glorious Olympic debut. She’s the first American woman to win four gymnastic gold medals in a single Olympics.
Biles pulled out all the stops, including her signature move, which consists of a double layout with a half-twist that she seals with a blind landing. To top it off, she ended the move with a magnificent stag leap.
She scored a whopping 15.966 for her performance, beating her best score at least week’s qualifiers. Biles will take home a total of five medals, including four gold and one bronze, and a third consecutive world title. According to The New York Times, Biles is the fourth American female gymnast to win five medals in a single Olympics, joining Mary Lou Retton, Shannon Miller, and Nastia Liukin.
Reigning floor champ and Biles’ teammate, Aly Raisman, locked in the silver medal with a score of 15.500. Raisman isn’t doing too shabby either; this medal marks her sixth career win, in total she’s won three medals in Rio.
Great Britain’s Amy Tinkler – the first female gymnast from her country to compete in the floor final – won the Bronze.
SOURCE: NBC News, The New York Times | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter
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