Simone Biles Wins 4th Gold Medal in Rio
Simone Biles Wins 4th Gold Rio Medal
Putting yesterday’s balance beam blunder behind her, U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles finished the Rio games with a fourth gold medal, her fifth medal total. Her floor routine was unstoppable and the crowd roared as she danced and flipped to Brazilian-themed music. Biles beat silver medalist Aly Raisman with a score of 15.966. Raisman scored a 15.500, and Amy Tinkler took the bronze, becoming the first British female gymnast to win a medal in Rio.
Rio Olympics 2016: Simone Biles Wins 4th Gold Medal in Rio
By Catherine Thorebecke
Simone Biles Takes Home Her Fourth Gold for Floor Exercise
American gymnast Simone Biles won the gold medal in the women’s floor exercise today in Rio de Janeiro.
This is Biles’ final event in Rio and her record-tying fourth gold medal in the Olympic Games. The 19-year-old is now the fifth woman (and first American woman) to win four gymnastics gold medals in a single Olympic Games.
Biles’ American teammate Aly Raisman won the silver medal, and Britain’s Amy Tinkler won bronze.