Simone Biles continued her dominant display of excellence at the 2016 Rio Olympics with a gold medal in the vault final. Biles took first place (15.966) followed by Russia's Maria Paseka (15.253) and Switzerland's Giulia Steingruber (15.216).
The 19-year-old becomes the first U.S. women's gymnast to earn three gold medals in a single Olympics.
A multiple world champion on the beam and the floor, this is the first title in vault for Biles, who also placed first in the individual all-round and helped the U.S. to victory in the team all-around.
She also exacted some revenge on Paseka, who placed first at the 2015 World Championship.
Biles posted a 15.900 on her first vault and 16.033 on her second vault.
Biles can finish up her unprecedented stint at Rio with five gold medals, as she competes in the beam on Monday and the floor exercise on Tuesday.