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That's the last time a country has had four consecutive women's gymnastics all-around Olympic gold medalists.
That is, until now.
Simone Biles' dominant show for the women's all-around gold on Thursday made her the fourth consecutive American to take the title, joining Carly Patterson (2004), Nastia Liukin (2008) and Gabrielle Douglas (2012). No other nation had ever won more than three straight Olympic golds in the event, that being the Soviet Union in 1952, 1956 and 1960.
And with Aly Raisman taking the silver, it was the just the fifth time that teammates finished 1-2 in the all-around. The four other such instances: Maria Gorokhovskaya and Nina Bocharova (USSR, 1952), Larisa Latynina and Sofia Muratova (USSR, 1960), Simona Amanar and Maria Olaru (Romania, 2000) and Liukin and Shawn Johnson (USA, 2008).
For Biles, that's now a total of 12 gold medals _ and counting, she's got more chances in Rio _ in either world championship or Olympic competition.