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Simone Biles is the best gymnast in the world, and it’s not even close.

Biles is such an exceptional gymnast with such prodigious talent that discussion of her accomplishments and abilities is often decontextualized from the competition. And in a sense, that is fair. She does not have a direct challenger at the moment. Biles can’t be beaten by any other gymnast unless she first beats herself, or gets injured. She is seemingly above the fray.


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Glad she's on our team!  She is only 4' 9", I wonder if that helps with the beam, having a lower center of gravity?

It helps with gymnastics in general and the beam for the reason you mentioned. 

Amazing how two years is a generation shift in gymnastics. I hope she lasts till the 2016 Olympics. 

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