Olympics: Third gold as Biles wins vault title

Michael Phelps during the men's 100m butterfly final at Olympic Aquatics Stadium

Michael Phelps during the men's 100m butterfly final at Olympic Aquatics Stadium

The U.S.' Simone Biles, who has gone undefeated in the all-around since 2013 and has won three consecutive all-around titles at the world championships, became the 2016 Rio Olympic all-around champion after a hard-fought competition. Raisman won the silver medal, so they truly were competing for the pinnacle of recognition in their sport. But as Biles' coach Aimee Boorman noted Thursday, "A lot of people said she wouldn't be the greatest of all time until she wins the Olympic all-around". Maria Paseka of Russian Federation won the silver with a combined score of 15.253 and Giulia Steingruber of Sweden took home bronze with a combined score of 15.216.

Raisman, the Olympic floor champion, pulled out a flawless floor routine to snatch silver which was only bettered by Biles.

Biles came roaring back on balance beam while Mustafina faltered.

Kocian, a 19-year-old Dallas, Texas, native, is the 2015 world champion on the uneven bars. She literally has a tumbling move named after her because no one else can do it.

Raisman's performance was a bit of revenge from four years ago, when she tied for third but lost the bronze to Mustafina on a tiebreaker.

Brazilian duo Diego Hypolito (15.533) and Arthur Mariano (15.433) won silver and bronze respectively to the delight of the home crowd in the Rio Olympic Arena. Raisman was in fourth place behind Russia's Tutkhalian.

The only apparatus final Biles failed to qualify for was the uneven bars which takes place later Sunday. The scary thing is that she will only get better from here.

The last routine of the night was Biles on floor.

Biles could still win three more gold medals before the Games with the teenager set to challenge in the beam, vault and floor. "I mean it is what it is." said Biles.

Raisman did just that, scoring 60.098, to finish second to Biles' 62.198. Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual medal in swimming.

Biles scored a 15.933 on her floor exercise to continue the Americans' dominance, following Carly Patterson (2004), Nastia Liukin (2008) and Gabby Douglas (2012) as all-around Olympic champions.

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