Rio Olympics favorite Simone Biles wins fourth straight U.S. gymnastics title
A near-perfect vault highlighted a near-perfect night
If there was any doubt that Simone Biles was the best women's gymnast in the country, she laid that to rest on Sunday night.
The 19-year-old dominated the field to win her fourth straight all-around title at the P&G Championships, all but securing her spot on the 2016 Rio Olympics squad.
Biles left no hope for the competition, putting up a two-day total of 125.00, the highest of her career. Her closest competitor was three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, who finished nearly four points behind her.
The defining moment of the night came when Biles scored a 9.9 on her Amanar vault -- one of the most difficult currently being attempted in competition.
Biles, considered the favorite to win gold in Rio, will have to compete at next week's trials, but it's just a formality -- she will be going to the Olympics. Raisman will likely join her, along with 16-year-old Laurie Hernandez.
Gabby Douglas, the all-around gold medalist at the 2012 Olympics, is expected the secure a spot as well, leaving the fifth and final slot up for grabs at the trials next week in San Jose.
U.S. Olympic trials in various sports will continue throughout the next couple weeks. Swimmers like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky are competing this week to see if they can earn their spots for Rio.
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