Congratulations, to Simone Biles who is the 2016 Rio Olympic All-Around Champion, her second gold medal this Olympic Games for the 19-year-old.
The three-time defending world title-holder in the event locked up the gold medal with a score of 62.198. Teammate Aly Raisman took home the silver. Biles and Raisman are just the second pair of American gymnasts to sweep the top two spots in the all-around. Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson did it in 2008.
In the words of actor/humanitarian Jesse Williams “Just because were magic, does not mean we are not real.” Al Trautwig may I suggest you listen to Mr. Williams speech so you have a better perspective of your situation.
At the tender age of 18, standing at only 4’9″, Simone Biles is making history. She recently took home her third World Championship first place medal in Scotland. She scored 60.388 points, 1.083 more than world renowned Gabby Douglas yesterday. This makes Biles the first woman to win 3 consecutive titles at Worlds. Both young ladies are making strides in the gymnastics world and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this weekend at Finals!