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Watch The Floor Routine That Won Simone Biles The Gold Medal

Simone Biles performing her olympic floor routine.

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Simone Biles, described by some as the greatest female gymnast of all-time, did what she came to Rio for on Thursday night. Biles took home the gold medal in the individual all-around competition.

Biles beat her next-closest competitor - fellow Team USA member Aly Raisman - by an astounding 2.1 points. It's the largest margin of victory in Olympics' history.

USA Today's Nancy Armour says it's simple: Biles is the greatest gymnast ever.

“I would say yes,” Martha Karolyi said when asked if Biles was the greatest ever. “For me, the most special was my first, from Nadia, and the last, from Simone. Those really stand out for me.

“I would put Simone now on top,” she added.

This was not a cliff-hanger, Biles having established her dominance long ago. She hasn’t lost an all-around competition since the spring of 2013, claiming three world titles and four U.S. crowns in the process.

Biles packs so much difficulty into her routines that she starts with a point or two cushion. Other gymnasts have to hope she falls or is sloppy. Which she almost never does and rarely is.

The win for the 19-year-old Ohio native was locked up after a spectacular floor routine.

Watch the floor routine that won Biles the gold here.

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Biles' 2016 Olympic Games aren't finished yet. She has qualified for the finals for vault, balance beam and floor exercise, giving her a chance to win five gold medals, something no woman has ever done.

Individual competition in female gymnastics continues on Sunday.