This year Rio held the 2016 Summer Olympics and several new athletes were introduced to the Games.
Having 19 Olympic and world medals combined, Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast. Growing up, Biles spent most of her time practicing gymnastics in hopes she would be able to participate in the Olympics one day. After so much hard work and practice she tried to get into the 2012 London Olympic Games but couldn’t because she was too young to qualify.
Although she wasn’t able to participate in those games, it was said that she completely dominated gymnastics after her senior debut in 2013. She’s the first female gymnast since 1974 to have won four consecutive all-around titles at the U.S. national championships and the first woman ever to be the all-around champion for the past three years. She also has won 14 world champion medals, making her the only American woman to have ever won that many.