Simone Biles continues to make history at the Rio Olympics. Sunday night, Biles won a gold medal for the vault, and set a U.S. record for the most gymnastics gold medals in one Olympics for a female athlete. She also becomes the first American woman to win gold on the vault.
“It’s something I wanted so badly,” Biles said afterwards, “so I just tried to keep a good mind going into vault.”
“I feel very excited,” Biles said, citing last year’s world championships where she won two silver medals and a bronze. “It means a lot to me.”
She also said she was disappointed in her first vault.
“I just wanted to stick a vault so badly here and it didn’t happen,” Biles said, “so of course I’m disappointed about that — but I can’t be disappointed about the gold.”
Biles has two events remaining and is favored in both – the balance beam on Monday and floor exercise on Tuesday.