Simone Biles Continues Gold Streak, Wins Women's Vault

Simone Biles celebrates winning the gold medal in the Women’s Vault Final at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games on Aug. 14, 2016.
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Simone Biles, the world's best gymnast, walked away Sunday from the women's vault event with her third gold medal in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the Huffington Post reports.

Biles led the U.S. women's team, dubbed the "Final Five," to a team gold Wednesday before snagging the all-around gold by a 2-point margin. Her win Sunday on the vault was expected, given that it is her signature event, as HuffPost notes.


Sunday's win made her only the third U.S. female gymnast to win three gold medals, coming up behind her Rio teammates Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman.

Biles, however, is the first American woman ever to win gold on the vault.

Biles will be competing again Tuesday afternoon on the beam. And the 19-year-old powerhouse's gold rush is probably far from over, since she is in the bidding to become the first gymnast to secure five gold medals in a single Olympics.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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