(CNN)There are some athletes which struggle to live up to the hype — but in Rio it was the hype which failed to keep up with Simone Biles.
The US star showed just why she’s the talk of town with another sublime showing to win gold in the women’s all-around final Thursday.
Biles, competing at her first Olympic Games, made a mockery of those who doubted her ability to cope with the occasion and added pressure of being the outstanding favorite.
Biles took gold ahead of US teammate Aly Raisman and Russia’s Aliya Mustafina after finishing off with a dazzling floor routine.
The 19-year-old not only confounded her opponents but appeared to do similar to the laws of gravity.
“Every emotion hit me at once so I was just kind of a train wreck,” Biles told reporters.
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