Gymnastics: Biles wins record-equaling fourth gold with floor victory

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 16, 2016 2:30 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Simone Biles showed off her sassy moves and explosive tumbles on the floor exercise to win a record-equaling fourth gold at the Olympics on Tuesday.

A day after a wobbly performance on the beam ended the American's hopes of leaving Rio with a record haul of five golds for a female gymnast, she was back on form to capture the floor title with 15.966 points.

Aly Raisman completed a 1-2 for the United States by earning 15.500, while Briton Amy Tinkler's crowd-pleasing routine to Pretty Woman earned her bronze.

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(Reporting by Pritha Sarkar, editing by Jan Harvey)