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Simone Biles Closes Out Olympics With Fourth Gold Medal In Floor Exercise

by Jennifer Drysdale 1:25 PM PDT, August 16, 2016
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Simone Biles is ending her journey at the 2016 Rio Olympics on a high note.

The 19-year-old gymnast finished her last Olympic event with another gold medal in floor on Tuesday, bringing her gold medal count to four, and overall total to five.

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Biles, who still managed to snag a bronze medal despite her stumble on the balance beam the day before, started out her routine looking like she had it in the bag.

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She flew.

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She soared.

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And of course nailed "the Biles" perfectly.

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Biles won the event with a score of 15.966, just ahead of fellow American Aly Raisman, who stuck every landing for a score of 15.500. Great Britain’s Amy Tinkler scored bronze with 14.933 points.

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This year's all around-champion is only the fourth gymnast to have earned four gold medals in one Olympics, behind Ecaterina Szabo of Romania (1984), Vera Caslavska of Czechoslovakia (1968) and Larisa Latynina of the Soviet Union (1956), an accomplishment which hasn't been taken lightly.

Just ahead of her floor competition, Biles posed with Team USA swimmers Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps for the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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Biles has experienced no shortage of love lately, and the same goes for her teammate Gabby Douglas, who recently received an outpouring of support after being the target of online bullies.

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