Anyone who had doubts about Simone Biles after her recent beam performance just got a special message loud and clear: she’s a force to be reckoned with on the floor.
With her phenomenal floor routine, the 19-year-old Olympian nabbed her fourth gold medal and became the first U.S. gymnast to win four gymnastics golds in a single Olympics since 1984—making her the first gymnast in a generation to win this many gold medals.
Previously in Rio, Simone won gold in women’s vault, women’s team all-round and women’s individual all-around. She snagged a bronze for her beam routine after she “fell off.” (She wobbled, but in the gymnastics world touching the beam to regain stability in the middle of a performance is counted as a fall and results in up to a one point deduction.) All in all, she's going home with five Olympic medals.
Today the 4'8" phenom earned top honors with a score of 15.966, with her ‘Final Five’ teammate Aly Raisman taking home silver with a score of 15.5.
While this completes her time in Rio, we’re sure this isn’t the last we’ve seen of the inspirational young lady! Congrats Simone!