Simone Biles Wins Gold Medal In Vault Final: Watch Rio Olympics 2016 Video
Simone Biles won the individual vault final for her third gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Sunday. The 19-year-old gymnast was the favorite going into the games, and she didn’t disappoint. Watch the video below.
Considered one of the greatest gymnasts of all time, much of the Olympics coverage has been featured on Biles. In her first-ever Olympics, Biles first won a gold medal in the team all-around final on Tuesday. She was the only member of Team USA, which includes Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian, who competed in all four events. Biles nailed her routines on the balance beam, vault, uneven bars, and with her floor exercise.
The superstar athlete returned two days later on Thursday to nab the gold in the individual all-around final, defeating nearly two dozen other competitors. While she did well on the uneven bars, Biles’ standout performances were her floor exercise, the balance beam and the vault. That was among the reasons she was expected to take home her third gold for the individual vault final at the Olympics. After this event, Biles is slated to compete this week in the individual balance beam and floor exercise finals.
While she had some competition from Olympians from Switzerland and Russia, ultimately Biles ruled the vault again. Check out the video below of Simone Biles winning the gold in the individual vault final at the 2016 Rio Olympics.