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Biles golden again, Raisman a strong silver in floor routine final

Rio Olympics Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus

United States’ Simone Biles performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women’s apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)


Four gymnasts went before Simone Biles. By the time she was done it was hard to remember their names.

Biles posted a 15.966 on her floor routine with a performance that was both fluid and electric, another amazing day for the 19-year-old American superstar.

Aly Raisman was by far the second-best competitor, and claimed silver ahead of Great Britain’s Amy Tinkler.

Biles’ fourth gold of the Games came a day after she disappointed, in a sense, by taking bronze on the balance beam (behind teammate Laurie Hernandez)

Raisman went 7th, and no one else had hit 15 yet on the day. She changed that, posting a strong 15.5 to move into second with one gymnast left to perform: Italy’s Vanessa Ferrari, who finished fourth.

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