She’s the first American woman to win four gold medals in gymnastics at a single Olympic games.
Written By Charise Frazier
Simone Biles, U. S. Olympic gymnast
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.