Simone Biles Wins Gymnastics Gold in Rio Olympics 2016 Individual All-Around Competition

Source: AP
Source: AP

Simone Biles won the gold medal in the women's gymnastics individual all-around competition in stunning fashion at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Thursday afternoon.

The 19-year-old became the fourth gymnast in a row from Team U.S.A. to win the event, following Carly Patterson in 2004, Nastia Liukin in 2008 and Gabby Douglas in 2012. 

Biles was also the second black American in a row to win the competition — an unprecedented feat in Olympics history.

She closed the competition with a vintage floor exercise routine, showing off "the Biles" — her signature flip that ends in a blind landing — and letting the world know once and for all why she is considered the best gymnast in the world.

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Biles' margin of victory was staggering 2.1 points over the silver medalist, her American teammate Aly Raisman:

With Biles' and Raisman's victories, the two young women further solidified Team U.S.A.'s dominance in the sport this Olympics. The women's gymnastics team — consisting of Biles, Raisman, Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian — won the gold medal in the team all-around competition on Tuesday as well.

According to the New York Times, Biles' final score was a remarkable 62.198, including 15.866 on the vault, 14.966 on uneven bars, 15.433 on balance beam and 15.933 on the floor routine.

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