#BlackGirlMagic: Simone Biles Is Already Dropping Jaws on the Balance Beam in Rio

Simone Biles

#BlackGirlMagic: Simone Biles Is Already Dropping Jaws on the Balance Beam in Rio

See how the crowd reacted to the US gymnast slaying her routine.

Published August 8, 2016

It didn't take long for Simone Biles to wow the crowd in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympics.

The 4-foot-9 dynamo led the U.S. women's gymnastics team to a 10-point victory over China in the qualifying sessions at the Rio Olympic Arena on Sunday.

Biles especially worked her #BlackGirlMagic with a near-perfect balance beam routine and vault performance.

Just check out Simone's brilliance, making it look easy on the balance beam.

Yes, she definitely deserved that standing ovation.

If you weren't clear that we're witnessing something special, Simone also did the damn thing with a near-flawless vault.

At the end of the day, Biles and Team USA had put the world on notice, destroying China and Russia, 185.238 points to 175.279 and 174.620, respectively.

The Biles-led showing propelled the women's squad into Tuesday's team final, where they're expected to win the gold medal. 

Biles will also be competing in Thursday's all-around final for the top individual performers.

History in the making.

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Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


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