Simone Biles and Aly Raisman tore it up today in the Women’s Gymnastics All-Around event! High expectations have been set for Simone leading up to these Olympic Games and she did not disappoint. Simone rocked it and brought home the Gold medal after an amazing performance today. Simone sealed the deal on her last event which was floor exercise. Her floor routine is through the roof. She tumbles higher than anyone I have ever seen. As soon as she landed her final tumbling pass, everyone knew this was her moment, the moment that she had been working her whole life for.
Aly Raisman had a stellar competition tonight as well. Aly is one of my favorite gymnasts of all time. She was so poised and ready to get her redemption medal. Back in 2012, Aly finished fourth in the All-Around just missing the podium and a medal. Like Simone, Aly also finished the meet of her life on the Floor Exercise. Her routine was so spectacular and as soon as it was over, she was overcome with emotion which was so wonderful to see. I am so happy for her! It is so difficult to train and come back to a second Olympic games. She was the team leader once again and I was glad that her persistence paid off for her. She is awesome! You can tell she has given it her all and is even better than she was in London in 2012. Aly ended up winning the Silver Medal. How exciting for them to be on the podium together in the top two.
Congratulations Aly and Simone! You are so deserving of your success and are incredible role models for young gymnasts out there. There is still plenty of competition left here at the Rio Olympics. I will be watching the event finals for sure!