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Simone Biles and Aly Raisman Slay the Women's Gymnastics All-Around in Rio, Take Home Gold and Silver for Team USA

by Desiree Murphy 4:12 PM PDT, August 11, 2016
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Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are Team USA's dream team!

The athletes have been dominating the women's gymnastics competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and their performances on Thursday were no different. Biles, 19, and Raisman, 22, competed in the individual all-around final, where they took home gold and silver, respectively. Aliya Mustafina, 21, seized the bronze medal for Russia.

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Biles' final score was 69.198, 2.1 points ahead of Raisman and 3.533 points ahead of Mustafina. Her gold medal victory makes her an American all-around winner, joining the likes of Gabby Douglas, Mary Lou Retton, Carly Patterson and Nastia Liukin.

Douglas also competed with the "Final Five" in Rio, finishing third in the women's gymnastics preliminaries round. Unfortunately, she could not defend her title as all-around Olympic champion because of a rule that states each country is only allowed to have two compete in the finals.

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Following Biles and Raisman's impressive victories for Team USA, fellow Olympians, celebrities and fans took to Twitter to congratulate the "girls on fire."

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To hear more highlights from the 2016 Rio Olympics, watch the video below.

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