#BlackGirlMagic: Simone Biles Just Grabbed Another Gold Medal in the Rio Olympics

Simone Biles

#BlackGirlMagic: Simone Biles Just Grabbed Another Gold Medal in the Rio Olympics

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Published August 11, 2016

Simone Biles just added a new chapter to her Olympic greatness in Rio.

Largely projected to dominate her way to an Olympic gold medal in the women's gymnastics individual all-around final, the 19-year-old sensation rose to the occasion with her #BlackGirlMagic on full display Thursday. 

Biles grabbed her second gold medal of these Summer Games, winning the individual all-around final with a total score of 62.198, punctuating her victory with a thrilling floor routine.

Final Five teammate Aly Raisman won the silver medal with a score of 60.098, making Biles and Raisman the first American duo to finish first and second, respectively, in the all-around final since the 2008 Olympic Games. 

Biles's individual dominance Thursday started with a 15.866 on the vault.

She then posted a 14.966 on the uneven bars — her least-enjoyable event.

Simone actually found herself in unfamiliar territory, trailing Russia's Aliya Mustafina by 0.34 points after the first two events. Not that she was worrying about it, though.

Although she had a balance check during her balance beam routine, Simone scored a 15.433, which was the best score of the competition up until that point.

After that, all that stood between Simone and another gold medal was the floor routine. She trailed Raisman heading into the floor routine, but that's only because Simone was slated as the event's final competitor.

Needing a 13.834 for the gold, the 4-foot-9 dynamo closed out the individual all-around final in grand style, posting a 15.933 on her floor routine to clinch the gold.

As Simone's smile lit up in front of camera flashes, she invited Aly to share the emotional moment with her.

DJ Khaled voice ...

This marked Simone's second gold medal of these Olympics, having already won gold in the team final competition with the rest of her Final Five squad on Tuesday.

Simone could wind up winning five gold medals, which would be the most for an individual in women's gymnastics during a single Olympic Games.

Next up for the gymnastics' marvel is the vault final on Sunday.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


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