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Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Individual All-Around

Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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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 11, 2016

Gold: USA Simone Biles
Silver: USA Aly Raisman
Bronze: RUS Aliya Mustafina

Summary

One of the sensations of London 2012 was America’s [Gabby Douglas], who was just 16 when she won the individual all-round title. In Rio she was hoping to become the first defending champion to retain it since [Věra Čáslavská] in 1968, but it was not to be as she fell foul of the two-gymnasts-per-country rule after finishing third in qualifying behind compatriots [Simone Biles] and [Aly Raisman]. Had she qualified, however, it would have been difficult to see her retain her title because of the vast superiority of her team-mate Biles, who was in a class of her own

At just over 142cm, Simone Biles was the shortest member on the entire US Olympic team in Rio, but underneath that petite frame lay an awesome gymnast. She was so dominant that team-mate Aly Raisman joked that for the remaining gymnasts, winning silver would be their gold! Biles was just too young, by three months, to compete at London but since those Games she had dominated the sport and won 10 gold medals at the last three World Championships including the all-round title on each occasion.

She opened her quest for her second gold medal of the Rio Games with a score of 15.866 on the vault to lead after the first rotation. Surprisingly, she slipped to second after scoring 14,988 on the uneven bars, her worst discipline. This allowed the Russian [Aliya Mustafina] to take a slim 0.034 of a point lead at the halfway stage. But Biles was back in her rightful position at the top of the leader board after a sublime routine on the beam, which included an amazing spin that earned her 15.433 points. Her final routine on the floor was just as awesome and was rewarded with 15.899 points as she won by an unprecedented 2.1 points. Team-mate Raisman took silver and the Russian Mustafina won the bronze medal to add to the one she won at London 2012 and in the 2013 World Championships. Biles’ win meant the USA became the first country to provide the winner of the individual all-round title at four consecutive Olympics.

To put into perspective how remarkable Biles’ performance was, her winning margin was 2.100 points, and since the event was launched in 1952, only one other gymnast has won by more than one point, and that was in 1968 when Čáslavská won by 1.4 points. Even more remarkably, the sum total of all winning margins in the 10 Olympics between 1976 and 2012 was 2.136, marginally better that Biles’ winning margin from just one Games.

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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 Aliya Mustafina 21 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Shang Chunsong 20 China CHN
5 Ellie Black 20 Canada CAN
6 Wang Yan 16 China CHN
7 Jessica López 30 Venezuela VEN
8 Asuka Teramoto 20 Japan JPN
9 Eythora Thorsdottir 17 Netherlands NED
10 Giulia Steingruber 22 Switzerland SUI
11 Rebeca Andrade 17 Brazil BRA
12 Carlotta Ferlito 21 Italy ITA
13 Ellie Downie 17 Great Britain GBR
14 Mai Murakami 19 Japan JPN
15 Marine Brevet 21 France FRA
16 Vanessa Ferrari 25 Italy ITA
17 Elisabeth Seitz 22 Germany GER
18 Isabela Onyshko 18 Canada CAN
19 Nina Derwael 16 Belgium BEL
20 Lieke Wevers 24 Netherlands NED
21 Louise Vanhille 17 France FRA
22 Seda Tutkhalyan 17 Russia RUS
23 Sophie Scheder 19 Germany GER
AC r2/2 Jade Barbosa 25 Brazil BRA
3 r1/2 Gabby Douglas 20 United States USA
16 r1/2 Aiko Sugihara 16 Japan JPN
19 r1/2 Flávia Saraiva 16 Brazil BRA
22 r1/2 Angelina Melnikova 16 Russia RUS
25 r1/2 Céline van Gerner 21 Netherlands NED
30 r1/2 Claudia Fragapane 18 Great Britain GBR
31 r1/2 Alexa Moreño 21 Mexico MEX
32 r1/2 Ana Sofía Gómez 20 Guatemala GUA
33 r1/2 Zsófia Kovács 16 Hungary HUN
34 r1/2 Rune Hermans 17 Belgium BEL
35 r1/2 Emma Larsson 17 Sweden SWE
36 r1/2 Ana Pérez 18 Spain ESP
37 r1/2 Filipa Martins 20 Portugal POR
38 r1/2 Houry Gebeshian 27 Armenia ARM
39 r1/2 Sherine El-Zeiny 25 Egypt EGY
40 r1/2 Irina Sazonova 24 Iceland ISL
41 r1/2 Courtney McGregor 17 New Zealand NZL
42 r1/2 Tutya Yılmaz 17 Turkey TUR
43 r1/2 Lisa Ecker 23 Austria AUT
44 r1/2 Isabella Amado 19 Panama PAN
45 r1/2 Barbora Mokošová 19 Slovakia SVK
46 r1/2 Oréane Lechenault 15 France FRA
47 r1/2 Anhelina Kysla 25 Ukraine UKR
48 r1/2 Marcia Vidiaux 17 Cuba CUB
49 r1/2 Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska 24 Poland POL
50 r1/2 Ariana Orrego 17 Peru PER
51 r1/2 Dipa Karmakar 22 India IND
52 r1/2 Simona Castro 27 Chile CHI
53 r1/2 Lee Eun-Ju 17 South Korea KOR
54 r1/2 Toni-Ann Williams 20 Jamaica JAM
55 r1/2 Marisa Dick 19 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
56 r1/2 Ailen Valente 20 Argentina ARG
57 r1/2 Ellis O'Reilly 18 Ireland IRL
58 r1/2 Kylie Dickson 17 Belarus BLR
59 r1/2 Farah Boufadene 17 Algeria ALG
AC Ana Đerek 17 Croatia CRO DNF
AC Catalina Elena Escobar 25 Colombia COL DNF