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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Watch This Athlete! Future Olympic Gold?

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Simone Biles wins fourth consecutive all-around title at P&G Championships

There were Olympic gold medalists on the comeback trail and a junior champion hungry for the big-time spotlight, but as at every competition in the last three years, the P&G Championships belonged to Simone Biles. 

 Biles won her fourth all-around consecutive all-around title, something that's only been done twice before. The latest was Joan Moore Gnat from 1971 to 1974 (although she tied for gold in 1971 and 1972), and then originally by Clara Schroth Lomady from 1949 to 1952. 

 But Biles was in a league of her own, winning all-around gold by notching a lead of 3.900 points over the two nights of competition. She came as close to perfection as possible on her Amanar, getting just one tenth of a point deducted from her score for the two-and-a-half-twisting vault. 

Floor was another victory dance, where her tumbling seemed so effortless and natural that she found time to shoot a wink to Shawn Johnson, watching from the stands, in the middle of the routine.


skudrunner said...

She is a remarkable athlete in a very difficult and punishing sport. Hopefully she stays injury free through the Olympics which in is no easy feat at that level.

Dave Miller said...

I saw her on the broadcast... remarkable. In fact anyone who can master the balance beam is special in my book. It's a true highwire act.