At the age of 19, Simone Biles holds the most number of gold medals won by a female gymnast in the history of the World Championships. She’s a part of a relatively young US women’s national gymnastics team, but her recent win at the U.S. women’s gymnastics today held at the Chafitz arena in Missouri shows that she’s on a league of her own.
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Simone Biles has been tremendous all throughout the tournament, beginning with a powerful yet graceful floor exercise. She has shown unmatched energy and followed it up with the most difficult challenge in the competition- the Amanar vault, which she practically perfected, save only for a minor hop upon landing.
Biles earned a score of 9.9 out of 10, while competitors from all over the world watched from a widening distance. Not even many would attempt the Amanar vault due to its difficulty.
Despite her dominance in the sport, her coach Aimee Boorman says the most decorated American female gymnast in World Championships history is not yet contented. She trains as hard as ever, and the fact that the U.S. team is so deep in talent conduces her to do more.
Her compatriot, Aly Raisman, former captain of the US team who has struggled last year is finally regaining her old form as she settles at second place, but it was not a close second. She was almost four points behind Simone Biles whose place in the US Olympic team is most secure.
Aly Raisman has been undergoing extra work with coach Mihai Brestyan that is focused on taming her nerves, to regain her confidence.
Her current performance reflects his best days back in the London Olympics.
If Raisman makes it to the Rio Olympics along with Gabby Douglas, who finished fourth, they will both become the first U.S. gymnasts to compete consecutively in Olympic games since 2000.
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