For anyone who doubted her after a subpar performance on the balance beam, Simone Biles sent an emphatic message on Tuesday: She is unbeatable in the floor exercise.
Biles bounced back from bronze-medal performance on the beam to win the floor exercise on Tuesday, completing her Rio Olympics with four gold medals and one bronze.
Her signature floor move is the Biles, a double layout with a half-twist and a blind landing. She performed the move near perfectly, ending it with a stag leap, which she had left out of her team performance but added back for the individual all-around.
Her score of 15.966 dwarfed those of her competitiors. Her teammate Aly Raisman won the silver medal, and Amy Tinkler of Britain won the bronze. Biles becomes the fifth female gymnast to win four gold medals at one Games.
Biles was part of the United States’s winning team, and also won the individual all-around and the vault. But she faltered on the beam, bobbling and having to reach down and grab the beam to avoid falling.
Earlier in the day, the American Danell Leyva won a silver medal in the parallel bars.
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