Thursday night featured USA gymnast Simone Biles' gold-medal victory in the women's gymnastics individual all-around competition.

The 19-year-old was peerless as she crushed her rivals with a powerful display of acrobatics and tumbling in the Rio Olympic Arena.

US gymnast Simone Biles won gold Thursday and drove NBC to its second highest rated night of 2016 Summer Olympics coverage.

While the day may belong to Whitlock, the games belong to Biles. Second place went to Maria Paseka of Russian Federation at 15.253.

Raisman's tears didn't affect Biles too much - her 15.933 was the best score on the floor and eased her into the Olympic history books. Needing only to land her second vault to win, Biles was near flawless.

Biles scored a 15.900 with an Amanar on her first vault before scoring a 16.033 on her Cheng.

Her male counterpart, Japan's Kohei Uchimura was hailed as "the greatest of all time" by Comaneci after he sustained his all around winning streak for eight years, winning Olympic golds in 2012 and 2016 in addition to a record six successive world titles. She looked strong in the team competition on Tuesday, and helped the United States of America win its gold medal - but Thursday was her real moment to shine. Oksana Chusovitina's seventh trip to the Olympics ended with a seventh-place finish for the 41-year-old from Uzbekistan.

"This felt very different to when I was doing the team event", said Shirai, who helped Japan to the team title. While they come from all walks of life, they each have one common goal in mind: to win gold in the vault final! Silver and bronze went to Brazilian gymnasts in Diego Hypolito and Arthur Mariano.

Mikulak said he "got pretty rattled" by the noise.

Naddour finished third behind a pair of British gymnasts in Max Whitlock and Louis Smith, who won gold and silver, respectively. Uchimura took silver in the floor exercise in London four years ago, and he's a heavy favorite to take gold this time around.

"She is so unique that she can beat everybody by two points", added Comaneci.


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