The 19-year-old Texan is the first American female gymnast to win three gold medals in a single Olympics.

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This is getting to be BIG fun … watching our sisters and brothers and Simone Biles in particular, rack up the medals in Rio at the 2016 Olympics. And speaking of Miss Biles, she added a third gold medal to her haul, easily winning the women’s vault final Sunday afternoon. The 19-year-old averaged 15.966 during her […]

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Forget the pressure. Forget the hype. Simone Biles is immune to all of it. Dynamic on vault. Effortless on beam. Jaw-dropping on floor. Brilliant all over. And now, finally, an Olympic champion. The 19-year-old American soared to the all-around title on Thursday, putting the gap between herself and the rest […]

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just call them the Final Five. Dominant. Peerless. Golden. The U.S. women’s gymnastics team gave retiring national team coordinator Martha Karolyi a fitting send off in the Olympic finals on Tuesday night, putting on a two-hour display of precision and class. Their score of 184.897 was more than eight points […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — NBC announcer Al Trautwig said Monday he regrets tweeting that the adoptive mother and father of American gymnastics star Simone Biles were not her parents, a declaration that angered advocates for adoption. Trautwig had been scolded by a woman on Twitter for not referring to Ron and Nellie Biles as the […]

The USA women's gymnastics team obviously did not come to play, as they literally vaulted ahead of the competition during the qualifying round on Sunday.

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The nerves were there. Unmistakable. Unavoidable. Standing in the darkened tunnel before entering Rio Olympic Arena on Sunday night, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team felt the pressure that comes not from outside expectations but those held within. Then the lights came on. And just like that, the young women in […]

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Team USA is stacked with talent. From the dominating basketball team, Kerry Walsh Jennings’ takeover in the sand to America’s gymnastics team. Four years ago we saw Gabby Douglas and team rise to stardom with their amazing performances in London. One of the rising stars on the newfound team is Simone Biles who stunned the […]

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Photographer Thomas Prior talks about the discipline and precision required to “create a tack-sharp photograph” of U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles for the cover of Time magazine’s new Olympics issue.   Per Time: Inside Biles’ family gym in Houston, Prior tested his lights with a body double so they would freeze the three-time world all-around […]

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Simone Biles can officially book that plane ticket for Brazil. Same for defending Olympic champion Gabby Douglas. Biles, the three-time world gymnastics champion, secured her spot on the U.S. Olympic team with a near flawless tour of the SAP Center on Sunday night, earning an automatic berth on the five-woman […]

Simone Biles became just the second woman in 40 years to win four consecutive national U.S. gymnastics titles, setting the stage for a potential gold medal haul at this year’s Summer Olympics. All eyes will be on Biles as she takes to the world stage in Rio, with some experts saying she could walk away […]