*(Via USA Today) — GLASGOW, Scotland / It’s not enough for the U.S. women to set the gold standard in gymnastics.
At the rate they’re piling up the bling, their collection is going to rival that of a royal family by the end of next summer’s Rio Olympics.
Simone Biles became the first woman to win three consecutive titles at the world championships Thursday. One step below her on the podium was Gabby Douglas, the first reigning Olympic champ to win a world medal since way back in 1981.
“It’s such an honor, especially coming from the United States,” said Biles, who matched Svetlana Khorkina for total all-around titles. “We strive for greatness.”
Safe to say they’ve got that covered.
The Americans, who two days earlier won their third consecutive team title, are so much better than the rest of the world that the best competition occurs back at the Karolyi Ranch, where the national team has monthly training camps. Get through those, and spots on the podium may as well be on reserve.
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