Team USA wins record number of medals at Rio Olympics as women’s gymnastics ends

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the Women's Floor final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Simone Biles of the United States competes on the Women’s Floor final on on August 16, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Biles put the finishing touches on one of the greatest Olympics by a gymnast ever, capturing her fourth gold of the games with a showstopping performance in the floor exercise.

The 19-year-old American on Tuesday completed an extraordinary stretch that included a team gold with the “Final Five,” as well as individual golds in the all-around and vault and bronze on balance beam after a stumble.

Her five medals tie the most for an American woman in a single Olympics, and her four golds tie an Olympic record shared by three others.

“It’s been a long journey,” Biles said. “I’ve enjoyed every single moment of it. I know our team has. It’s been very long in competing so many times. It got tiring. But we just wanted to end on a good note.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Simone Biles (L) and Alexandra Raisman (R) of the United States pose for photographs after competing on the Women's Floor Final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Simone Biles (L) and Alexandra Raisman (R) of the United States pose after competing on the Women’s Floor Final at the Rio Olympic Games on August 16, 2016 (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Biles embraced longtime coach Aimee Boorman shortly after her routine, which included a tumbling pass named in her honor and a Brazilian-themed segment intended to play to the crowd in Rio. She beamed when her score of 15.966 was posted.

Teammate Aly Raisman followed with a 15.500 silver-medal performance to give her a third medal during Rio and six overall in her Olympic career. The 22-year-old team captain — who was second in the all-around to Biles last week — waved to the stands as she walked off the floor, likely for the final time as a competitor.

Amy Tinkler of Great Britain earned bronze.

The Team USA medals gave the American women — including Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian — nine during the meet, the most ever by the U.S. at an Olympics.

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