Simone Biles on Her Record-Breaking Victory at the Rio Games: 'It's Like Every Dream You've Ever Had Coming True'
The 19-year-old gymnast – and the rest of the Final Five – open up in the newest issue of PEOPLE
Let’s tally up the past two weeks for Simone Biles.
First, the 19-year-old gymnast won the gold in the team all-around competition. Then, Biles won gold medals in the individual all-around, the vault and the floor routine. She took bronze in the vault. She’ll leave Rio with 4 gold medals and one bronze – impressive for her first appearance at the Olympics.
She was such a dominating force in this year’s Games that gymnastics legend Mary Lou Retton called her “the greatest gymnast ever.”
For much more on the Final Five’s amazing run, check out the newest issue of PEOPLE, on stands Friday.So how does Biles feel about her Olympic run?
In this week’s PEOPLE cover story, all five members of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team open up about their lives, their Olympic training and how they feel now that they’re gold medalists.
For Biles, her time in Rio has been especially amazing.
“There’s no way to describe it,” Biles tells PEOPLE. “It has been an amazing time for us all. It’s like every dream you’ve ever had coming true.”
“It’s all been wonderful,” she continues. “This has been an unforgettable experience that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”