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Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Floor Exercise

Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Rio Olympic Arena, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 7, 2016
Date Finished: August 16, 2016

Gold: USA Simone Biles
Silver: USA Aly Raisman
Bronze: GBR Amy Tinkler

Summary

Once again there was talk of nobody other than the American [Simone Biles] taking her fourth gold in the final women’s event of the Rio competition. After all, she had won the world title in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and was the highest scoring qualifier. Perhaps her compatriot, and the defending Olympic champion, [Aly Raisman] could pose a threat, as she was the second best qualifier albeit 0.458 of a point behind Biles. The third best qualifier was the 2013 world silver medalist [Vanessa Ferrari], one of two Italians in the final. [Kseniya Afanasyeva] was second at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow and was a member of the Russian team that took gold at the 2016 European Championships, but a kidney infection forced her to pull out of the Olympics a few weeks before they started.

The fourth gymnast to take to the floor was [Amy Tinkler], the youngest member of he entire GB team in Rio, having turned 16 in October 2015. She overtook [Wang Yan]'s 14.666 to move into first place with a 14.933. Suddenly, a week after taking exams at school back in England, she was sitting in the gold medal position at the Olympic Games, but realistically she knew that with Biles still to go and that she wouldn’t hold on to it. Indeed it was the American to go next and, with a near flawless performance, saw a scre of 15.966. Aly Raisman was the penultimate gymnast and she moved into second place with 15.500 and now Tinkler had an anxious wait to see if the Italian Ferrari, the last to perform, would deprive her of her bronze medal. Ferrari set off with a good routine and looked as though she would snatch the medal from the young British girl, but she slightly lost her balance at the end of her routine and a long deliberation by the judges scored her 0.167 of a point less than Tinkler, a memorable bronze for the 16-year-old. The day belonged to Simone Biles, however, as she overtook [Shannon Miller] as the most successful American gymnast with a total of 19 world and Olympic medals. She also became only the fifth woman to win four gymnastic gold medals at one Olympics after greats [Larysa Latynina] 1956, [Ágnes Keleti] 1956, [Vêra Cáslavská] 1968, and [Ecaterina Szabo] in 1984. Biles helped the United States to win eight of the 11 women’s medals it was possible to win in Rio.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Simone Biles 19 United States USA Gold
2 Aly Raisman 22 United States USA Silver
3 Amy Tinkler 16 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Vanessa Ferrari 25 Italy ITA
5 Wang Yan 16 China CHN
6 Erika Fasana 20 Italy ITA
7 Mai Murakami 19 Japan JPN
8 Giulia Steingruber 22 Switzerland SUI
4 r1/2 Laurie Hernandez 16 United States USA
9 r1/2 Gabby Douglas 20 United States USA
11 r1/2 Claudia Fragapane 18 Great Britain GBR
12 r1/2 Pauline Schäfer 19 Germany GER
13 r1/2 Elisa Meneghini 19 Italy ITA
14 r1/2 Cătălina Ponor 28 Romania ROU
15 r1/2 Ellie Black 20 Canada CAN
16 r1/2 Shang Chunsong 20 China CHN
17 r1/2 Aliya Mustafina 21 Russia RUS
18 r1/2 Carlotta Ferlito 21 Italy ITA
19 r1/2 Flávia Saraiva 16 Brazil BRA
20 r1/2 Rebeca Andrade 17 Brazil BRA
21 r1/2 Aiko Sugihara 16 Japan JPN
22 r1/2 Isabela Onyshko 18 Canada CAN
23 r1/2 Marine Brevet 21 France FRA
24 r1/2 Rune Hermans 17 Belgium BEL
25 r1/2 Seda Tutkhalyan 17 Russia RUS
26 r1/2 Shallon Olsen 16 Canada CAN
27 r1/2 Lieke Wevers 24 Netherlands NED
28 r1/2 Alexa Moreño 21 Mexico MEX
29 r1/2 Kim Bui 27 Germany GER
30 r1/2 Jade Barbosa 25 Brazil BRA
31 r1/2 Céline van Gerner 21 Netherlands NED
32 r1/2 Asuka Teramoto 20 Japan JPN
33 r1/2 Oréane Lechenault 15 France FRA
34 r1/2 Elisabeth Seitz 22 Germany GER
35 r1/2 Ruby Harrold 20 Great Britain GBR
36 r1/2 Eythora Thorsdottir 17 Netherlands NED
37 r1/2 Gaëlle Mys 24 Belgium BEL
38 r1/2 Rose Woo 16 Canada CAN
39 r1/2 Nina Derwael 16 Belgium BEL
40T r1/2 Fan Yilin 16 China CHN
40T r1/2 Vera van Pol 22 Netherlands NED
42 r1/2 Emma Larsson 17 Sweden SWE
43 r1/2 Filipa Martins 20 Portugal POR
44 r1/2 Laura Waem 18 Belgium BEL
45 r1/2 Louise Vanhille 17 France FRA
46 r1/2 Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska 24 Poland POL
47 r1/2 Sophie Scheder 19 Germany GER
48 r1/2 Lisa Ecker 23 Austria AUT
49 r1/2 Sae Miyakawa 16 Japan JPN
50 r1/2 Marine Boyer 16 France FRA
51 r1/2 Toni-Ann Williams 20 Jamaica JAM
52 r1/2 Ana Đerek 17 Croatia CRO
53 r1/2 Angelina Melnikova 16 Russia RUS
54 r1/2 Ariana Orrego 17 Peru PER
55 r1/2 Ana Pérez 18 Spain ESP
56 r1/2 Anhelina Kysla 25 Ukraine UKR
57 r1/2 Courtney McGregor 17 New Zealand NZL
58 r1/2 Marcia Vidiaux 17 Cuba CUB
59 r1/2 Barbora Mokošová 19 Slovakia SVK
60 r1/2 Irina Sazonova 24 Iceland ISL
61 r1/2 Houry Gebeshian 27 Armenia ARM
62 r1/2 Ana Sofía Gómez 20 Guatemala GUA
63 r1/2 Isabella Amado 19 Panama PAN
64 r1/2 Zsófia Kovács 16 Hungary HUN
65 r1/2 Jessica López 30 Venezuela VEN
66 r1/2 Tutya Yılmaz 17 Turkey TUR
67 r1/2 Larrissa Miller 24 Australia AUS
68 r1/2 Lee Eun-Ju 17 South Korea KOR
69 r1/2 Sherine El-Zeiny 25 Egypt EGY
70 r1/2 Marisa Dick 19 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
71 r1/2 Hong Un-Jong 27 North Korea PRK
72 r1/2 Ellie Downie 17 Great Britain GBR
73 r1/2 Daniele Hypólito 31 Brazil BRA
74 r1/2 Darya Spiridonova 18 Russia RUS
75 r1/2 Dipa Karmakar 22 India IND
76 r1/2 Ailen Valente 20 Argentina ARG
77 r1/2 Simona Castro 27 Chile CHI
78 r1/2 Mao Yi 16 China CHN
79 r1/2 Ellis O'Reilly 18 Ireland IRL
80 r1/2 Farah Boufadene 17 Algeria ALG
81 r1/2 Kylie Dickson 17 Belarus BLR
82 r1/2 Catalina Elena Escobar 25 Colombia COL