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  1. Simone Biles at home in her bedroom

    US Gymnast Could Dominate Olympics

    She’s vaulting past the competition. Heading into August’s Summer Games in Rio, 19-year-old Texan Simone Biles is easily the world’s finest gymnast, nailing a record three straight World Championships. Biles — whom OZY first told you about in 2014 — has an easygoing style and is one of the sport’s few Black competitors. She’s taking advantage of a new scoring system that goes beyond the “perfect 10” to award extra points for difficulty, adding to the excitement and tears that make gymnastics one of the most-watched Olympic contests.

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