She did it yet again! That’s right. Simone Biles won another gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Don’t believe us? Just watch the Simone Biles’ floor routine video and you will know what we are saying is true. You didn’t have to wait for the final results to know that Biles is good enough for the gold. Simone Biles’ floor routine was so spectacular that the moment she finished there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that she had outclassed the competition yet again. Only Aly Raisman’s floor routine came anywhere near Biles’ performance. Aly Raisman’s floor music 2016 was also one of the highlights of the day.
Biles was leading the pack but the last floor routine was out of the world. She scored a whopping 15.933 on the floor routine. It was her highest score of the night. Biles is streets ahead of the competition when it comes to the floor routine. In fact she even has a move named after her. Her move, a double layout with a half twist, is now known as ‘The Biles.’ She first did it in 2013 after having torn her calf muscle on a full twist. That’s when her coach suggested that she try it with a half twist. She did and the rest is history. Literally. Biles also completed a double-twisting double back and pulled it off in great style. When she finished it was clear that nobody could beat her tonight.
Music plays a big part in the floor routine. If the music is not right gymnasts have problems in doing their routine. Choosing the right music is one of the biggest decisions that athletes and their coaches have to make. This year saw gymnasts use a range of music in their routines. Simon Biles’ floor routine at Rio Olympics utilized a five song mix that was a perfect complement to Biles’ moves. It included excerpts from “Brazil” by Bellini and some from the movie Rio soundtrack. The crowd loved it and Biles’ performance lifted it to a new level.
From Russia with Love
Raisman’s floor routine music was very good as well. She made a medley of Russian folk music. First there was music from the ballet “The Red Poppy” and then the folk music “Kalinka.” When Raisman did her signature move, the double layout, the music was completely in synchronization with her moves. It was no surprise that she was placed second and she rightfully won the silver medal. America could have snagged the bronze as well if it had not been for the ‘two gymnasts per country in the final’ rule.
Time to Celebrate
The Americans have been simply dominating gymnastics this year. The five member team that went to Rio has been one of the best American teams of all time. The ‘Final Five’ as they are known as, did their country proud by winning the gold and the silver medals. We can’t wait for the next installment of the Olympics to be held at Tokyo in 2020. Nobody knows how many from the current squad will make it to the next Olympics. That’s best left for another day. Tonight, the podium and the moment belongs to Simone Biles and Aly Raisman. Hats off to them!
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