Three-time world champion Simone Biles has struck individual gold, winning the women’s all-around individual competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The 19-year-old American and four-time national champion was the overwhelming favorite to stand on top of the podium during Thursday’s competition, and she didn’t disappoint. Biles delivered a near-flawless floor exercise routine that scored a whopping 15.933 and erased any doubts about her all-around dominance.
Biles became the fourth straight American woman to win the all-around title and fifth overall while cementing her reputation as the greatest gymnast of her generation … maybe ever. Her long journey to this moment was felt as Biles burst into tears when her final total was posted.