On Sunday afternoon, the 19-year-old gymnast won the gold in the women’s vault final. Her first vault scored a 15.900; her second vault earned a 16.033, for a combined score of 15.966.
The Russian Federations’ Maria Paseka won the silver medal; Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber took the bronze.
Ahead of the competition, Biles shared a Snapchat video of herself relaxing with Gabby Douglas and Maddy Kocian, who are both competing on the uneven bars finals on Saturday.
Eight gymnasts competed in the final, including 41-year-old Oksana Chusovitina, who attempted a very difficult 7.0 vault. (Fun fact: the Rio crowd loves Chusovitina, and chanted her name several times during the competition. The IOC even had a highlight video of her at the end of the competition.)
India also had a gymnast perform well. Dipa Karmakar finished in fourth place. Had she made the podium, she would have been the first Indian gymnast to win a medal in the sport.
It’s the third gold for Biles.
It’s not over for Biles. She’ll compete in the balance beam final on Monday and the floor final on Tuesday.