Biles wins gold, Raisman silver in women’s all-around at 2016 Olympic Games
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Aug. 11, 2016 — Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, won the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the all-around at the 2016 Olympic Games held at Rio’s Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Biles, a three-time World all-around champion (2013-15), is the fourth female gymnast in Olympic history to capture back-to-back World and Olympic all-around titles. She joins Gabby Douglas (2012), Nastia Liukin (2008), Carly Patterson (2004), and Mary Lou Retton (1984), as the only U.S. women’s gymnasts to win an Olympic all-around title.
Biles finished with a score of 62.198, followed by Raisman with a 60.098, and Russia’s Aliya Mustafina who earned the bronze with a 58.665. The 1-2 finish marks only the second time in history the U.S. has swept the top two spots on the podium in the women’s all-around competition. Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson earned gold and silver at the 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing, China. Biles’ victory gives the United States a fourth consecutive gold medal in the women’s all-around.
All-around scores for USA
- Simone Biles: all-around, 62.198; vault, 15.866; uneven bars, 14.966; balance beam, 15.433; floor, 15.933.
- Aly Raisman: all-around, 60.098; vault, 15.633; uneven bars, 14.166; balance beam, 14.866; floor, 15.433.
- Vault: Biles – Amanar; Raisman – Amanar.
- Uneven bars
- Biles – toe-on full pirouette; Tkatchev; piked Tkatchev to Pak salto; dismounts with a full-twisting double back.
- Raisman – Maloney, Tkatchev; Jaeger; Overshoot, Stalder full pirouette; double front dismount.
- Balance beam
- Biles – opened with a two-and-a-half wolf turn; barani; back handspring, layout, layout series; front aerial; dismounts with a full-twisting double back.
- Raisman – pike front to open; back handspring to two foot layout; Arabian double front dismount.
- Floor exercise
- Biles – opened with a full-twisting double layout; Biles to a split jump; tucked double-double; ends with a tucked full-in.
- Raisman – one-and-a-half through to Arabian double front, punch layout; Arabian double pike to stag jump; double layout; closes with a double pike.
- Aug 14: men — floor exercise, Mikulak and Dalton, and pommel horse, Naddour; women – vault, Biles and uneven bars, Kocian and Douglas.
- Aug. 15: men – still rings, vault; women – balance beam, Biles and Hernandez
- Aug. 16: men – parallel bars, Leyva, and horizontal bar, Leyva and Mikulak; women – floor exercise, Biles and Raisman.
Ways to follow the action
NBC is the broadcast and web source for coverage and news on the Olympic Games.
- NBCOlympics.com. NBCOlympics.com will carry live coverage of every gymnastics session as well as all sports, and maintain an archive for on-demand coverage. The gymnastics schedule is listed below.
- Aug. 14, individual event finals, 1 p.m. ET
- Aug. 15, individual event finals, 1 p.m. ET
- Aug. 16, individual event finals, 1 p.m. ET
- NBC. Gymnastics coverage is expected to appear in the primetime broadcast.
- Aug. 11, women’s all-around final, 8 p.m. ET
USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee are also providing easy ways to follow the action from Rio.
- USAGym2016.com. Original stories, athlete bios, schedules, results and more are available at usagym2016.com.
- USAGym.org. The USA Gymnastics official website is a great source for information about the sport: latest news, the schedule of its premier events, athlete biographies, videos, photo galleries and more.
- TeamUSA.org. The U.S. Olympic Committee’s website will also be a good resource for information on the Team USA in Rio.
- Social Media. USA Gymnastics is providing live updates and exclusive content, including interviews and photos, on Facebook and Twitter (@USAGym).