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The Simones are done with their wildly successful trip to Rio, departing with nine medals between them.
Simone Biles won her fifth medal of the Rio Games on Tuesday, taking the gold in the floor exercise. (Fun fact: That's the most medals ever won by a Simone in an Olympics, topping the mark set last week by U.S. swimmer Simone Manuel _ who took home four.)
Aly Raisman won the silver for the U.S., so for the first time American women's teammates took the top two podium spots in floor exercise at an Olympics.
An incredible Olympic Games for Simone! pic.twitter.com/Xam9mQJZts
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) August 16, 2016
Biles was simply masterful in Rio, the 19-year-old superstar reaching these feats:
_ Four golds, the first U.S. women's gymnast to do that in a single Olympiad.
The only other U.S. women to win four golds in a single Summer Games were swimmers, Amy Van Dyken in 1996, Missy Franklin in 2012 and Katie Ledecky this year. Worldwide, only three women's gymnasts previously had four golds in a single Olympics _ that club now having grown to four.
_ Five medals, tying the record for a U.S. women's gymnast in a single games.
The others: Nastia Liukin in 2008, Shannon Miller in 1992 and Mary Lou Retton in 1984. She also becomes the 11th American woman to win at least five medals in a single summer games. Swimmer Natalie Coughlin holds that record with six in 2008, and Biles becomes the 10th to win five.