RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles and Aly Raisman average 4-foot-11 in height, but they cast a very long shadow on the medal podium.
The American gymnasts finished one-two in Tuesday’s floor exercise at the Rio Olympics. Biles provided a dazzling performance in capturing her fourth gold medal of the games. Her five total medals tie the most for an American female gymnast in a single Olympics, and her four golds match an Olympic record shared by four others.
Biles posted a score of 15.966, moments before Raisman came away with her second silver and third medal of the Rio Games. Raisman was second in the all-around to Biles last week after grabbing gold in the team event.
The medals gave the American women nine during the meet, the most ever by the U.S. at an Olympics.
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