19-year-old gymnastics prodigy, Simone Biles, made millions of American Olympic viewers proud when she bagged two Olympic gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In true Biles’ fashion, she went out with a bang with her jaw-dropping floor routine at the individual all-around finals. For all the die-hard gymnastics fans who are Googling terms like, “Simone Biles gold medal routine,” “Simone Biles floor routine individual all-around finals,” “Simone Biles floor-routine at finals,” “Simone Biles floor routine Rio Olympics 2016,” “Simone Biles Olympic routine,” and “Simone Biles 15.933 floor routine,” you’ve come to right place! We’ll tell you everything you want to know about the 4’8″ tall gymnast’s phenomenal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The American sweetheart has captured the hearts of Olympic viewers all over the world with her power-packed routines. In the women’s individual all-around finals, Biles effortlessly won the gold medal as she received the highest score of the night on the floor, with an astounding 15.933. Her final score in the individual finals was 62.198. Fellow team U.S.A. Member Alexandra “Aly” Raisman came in second with 60.098.
Simone’s other team members, 2012 Olympic all-around gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, 2015 uneven bars world champion Madison Kocian, and 16-year-old gymnastics star Laurie Hernandez, did exceedingly well, helping U.S.A. capture the women’s team all-around gold medal. Simone is said to be the greatest gymnast ever, and is the most capable one anyone has ever seen. Even fellow gymnasts are baffled at how she masters the stunts that many are too afraid to even try!
She may be shorter than most gymnasts, but the dynamo is going down in history as one of the best in the business. And at only 19 years old, it’s likely she will only get better! Biles was born in Ohio to a drug and alcohol addicted mother and was bounced around in foster care, until she and her younger sister Adria, were adopted by their grandparents when Simone was just six years old. Her sister is also a gymnast.
In an interview, she stated, “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.”
Simone will be attending the prestigious UCLA for higher education, but deferred her admission till the 2016 Rio Olympics conclude. She is also turning professional, and consequently forfeiting her NCAA eligibility.
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