The gold goes to the gymnastics team not only in performance but in diversity as well.
The five girl team is composed in such a meritory way that makes me drool.
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That’s the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey – and know they can win a gold medal, too. ~Angela Ruggiero
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Simone Biles had a lot riding on her entering Thursday’s individual all-around competition. Fortunately, though, the 19-year-old lived up to expectations. Simone entered her fourth and final rotation with an impressive lead, but in true Biles’ fashion, the 4’8″ gymnast wanted to go out with a bang. And she did just that — Biles received her highest score of the night with a whopping 15.933 on the floor.
After the competition, Biles told reporters, “Every emotion hit me at once so I was just kind of a train wreck. Everything was going through my head but mainly it was like I had finally done it and when that hits you, you can’t really stop the emotions.” Biles is a three-time world champion and four-time US all-around champion and has performed exceptionally well in Rio thus far. Her impressive floor routine at Tuesday’s team final helped the US close with an almost 9 point lead over the 2nd place team, Russia.