The Wall Street Journal: Simone Biles wins Rio gold by a mile in all-around gymnastics

The gold medal in the Olympic women’s gymnastics individual all-around competition wasn’t merely won by Simone Biles, and it wasn’t even the most convincing argument yet that Biles is the greatest of all time in her sport, either.

It was also a triumph for a training style built around a word that’s all but taboo in the intense world of Olympic gymnastics: moderation.

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Biles defied even the most unreasonable expectations of her Thursday, winning the premier event in women’s gymnastics by a ludicrous 2.1 points, which shattered every Olympic record from at least the last half-century.

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