The new gymnastics queen has officially been named, and of course it was our girl Simone Biles! She took home the gold in the women’s all-around at the Olympics, and the moment was so powerful it nearly brought her to tears! See the sweet photos, right here.
We can’t say we’re surprised that Simone Biles took home the gold after the women’s gymnastics all-around on Aug. 11, but she sure was! She was so nervous before the big competition that she was basically shaking, taking deep breaths to calm herself down. When she found out she won, she couldn’t stop smiling! Her eyes even got a little misty as she was clearly (and understandably) moved by the experience! Click through the gallery above to see every angle.
— Benjamin Alvarez (@BenjAlvarez1) August 11, 2016
We totally expected Simone to win. She’s been slaying the competition for all of the 2016 Rio Olympics! However, she definitely got worried after she finished the second rotation of the biggest event of the summer games in second place. Luckily, she came back during the third and took the lead. She got a shocking 15.933 (almost perfect) on her floor routine, which was followed by Aly Raisman’s impressive 15.433.
America totally crushed women’s gymnastics this year. This is Simone’s second gold in the competitions, and Aly also grabbed silver in the all-arounds and Team USA (now calling themselves The Final Five), won the team all-arounds just days before. These girls are such powerhouses and we couldn’t be more proud of them! Simone entered into the competition as the most decorated gymnast ever to come out of America, and she totally showed us why on Aug. 11.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the sweet photos of Simone’s win? Share your thoughts with us!