Biles, Raisman Win Gold, Silver in Women's All-Around

Americans Simone Biles and Aly Raisman took gold and silver, respectively, in the women's all-around gymnastics competition in Rio.

Biles, who came to Rio as the most-decorated gymnast of her era, fulfilled her Olympic gold-medal destiny and won women’s all-around event. Raisman seized the silver with an emotional floor routine, which left her in tears of joy.

Aliya Mustafina of Russia, a bronze medalist in 2012, took the bronze again. An all-around medal was a long-time goal for the 22-year-old Raisman, who lost out to Mustafina on a tiebreaker in London.

Simone Biles was in second place after the second rotation, took the lead after the third and punctuated the brilliant day with a 15.933 on the floor. Raisman’s act -- 15.433 on the floor -- would have been tough for anyone other than Biles to follow.

After the first half of Thursday's rotations were complete, Biles was in second place, trailing Russia's Aliya Mustafina 30.866 to 30.832, and Raisman was in third. But Biles finished strong, turning in the highest-scoring performances of the day on her final two turns. And Raisman followed suit, scoring second-highest.

Final scores for the top three: 62.198 for Biles, 60.098 for Raisman and 58.665 for Mustafina.

By winning gold, Biles became the fourth different U.S. gymnast to win the all-around competition. America's Gabby Douglas, who won in 2012, didn't earn one of the top two American spots for this final (in which each country is limited to two athletes).

And with Raisman's silver, the pair replicate the 1-2 finish by Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson back in 2008.


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