Simone Biles is on an absolute tear.
On Sunday, she became the first American woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal on vault. With the victory, she also became the first female gymnast from the U.S. to win three golds in one Olympics.
The 19-year-old Texasn averaged a 15.966 on her two vaults in the finals.
Biles will round out her Games this week with two final events — balance beam on Monday and floor exercise on Tuesday.
During the vault competition, two gymnasts tried the “Vault of Death,” also known as the ““Produnova,” which is the most difficult move in all of women’s gymnastics. After launching into a front handspring, the maneuver is a two-and-a-half somersault forward before landing on the feet.
The Games oldest gymnast, Oksana Chusovitina, 41, attempted one her second vault, but failed to land on her feet while Dipa Karmakar, the Olympics’ first ever Indian gymnast, landed on her feet, fell back, and regained control to miss the podium by just one spot.
Here’s Karmakar nailing the move from an earlier competition.
What incredible athletes.