Biles, Raisman (and USA Gymnastics) finish on high notes

9:15 PM ET

RIO DE JANEIRO — If it were adult to Aly Raisman, a U.S. would be credited with bullion award A and bullion award B in a building practice finals Tuesday. Not since Raisman thinks she’s a best. Quite a contrary.

“I cruise it was after all-around and before floor, [teammate] Laurie Hernandez was like, ‘If we get china again, you’re a best since Simone doesn’t count,’ ” Raisman removed with a laugh. “We usually don’t cruise ourselves competing opposite her. … It’s like she’s usually on another level.”

Both levels were put on arrangement as a Olympic gymnastics foe came to a tighten with Simone Biles and Raisman repeating a gold-silver finishes they had in all-around with stirring performances on building to move a group sum to 9 medals, a U.S. women’s gymnastics record.

In further to a winning group gold-medal opening (eight points over china medalist China), Biles won 4 particular medals (three gold, one bronze), Raisman won dual silver, and Hernandez and Madison Kocian won one china apiece.

“There’s substantially a list of things we’ve all finished good here,” Biles pronounced when asked to rank, “but we cruise me and Aly put a cherry on top.”

Both gymnasts perceived their high scores of a competition: a 15.966 for Biles, and for Raisman, who won Olympic bullion in building in 2012, a 15.5.

For Biles, who perceived a howling acclaim from a Olympic Arena throng in introductions, building was a wise conclusion. Bouncing by a slight with a many formidable start value in a competition, a 19-year-old shook off a fact that she had taken partial in any day of Olympic gymnastics competition, and soared to heights that drew heard gasps during any of a 3 times she achieved it.

For Raisman, who ranks second among U.S. gymnasts with 6 Olympic medals [three in London, 3 in Rio], a apparent doubt is either this was a final opening of a 22-year-old’s career, or during slightest her Olympic career. The usually devise she would exhibit for certain was a pizza celebration to be hosted by her and Biles, and a group final observation celebration when they lapse home. But she certain didn’t sound like an contestant about to retire.

“I usually contend we get improved with age so maybe we will [continue],” Raisman said. “I feel like it’s apparently unequivocally tough to get to this indicate and it’s not always fun. It’s removing behind into this crazy figure that we’re in right now. But we adore gymnastics, we unequivocally suffer competing and we surpassed my expectations and everybody else’s. So I’m unequivocally on a high right now. But we cruise I’ll take some time off, take a mangle and afterwards we’ll come behind to a gym and see how it goes.”

Raisman’s manager Mihai Brestyan pronounced he, too, was unhappy examination Raisman travel off a floor, though hopeful.

“I wish she’ll be behind since we cruise she schooled something from a prior Olympic Games … and she still has a good shot for a subsequent 4 years,” he said. “I trust that in my soul. At a turn she is now, immature kids are entrance adult though with no experience. It would be unequivocally tough to locate up.

Raisman will be 26 in 2020 when a Summer Games are hold in Tokyo.

“Twenty-six is not old,” Brestyan said. “She says all a time ‘I’m 22, I’m old.’ And we say, ‘No, you’re not. This is a best body, a best brain, a best knowledge we can have. If we can put all this together, you’ll be a best and during a finish of a day. She valid she can.”

So too did her U.S. teammates who will remove Karolyi as their coordinator though are not awaiting a drop-off in a subsequent 4 years.

“I feel fantastic,” pronounced Karolyi, who is timid with a Games’ conclusion. “I cruise a girls did an glorious pursuit and again done a matter about a high turn of U.S. Gymnastics. I’m so unapproachable of these girls. And I’m so unapproachable this training complement in a U.S. unequivocally showed a supremacy and competitiveness with a other systems. So I’m going out unequivocally happy and unequivocally satisfied.”

For Biles, it was even easier than that.

“I usually wish people remember a passion and expostulate for a sport, and a good sportsmanship with any other,” she said. “[We believe] usually to have fun with it and we cruise that’s what we all did and we cruise that’s because we were so successful.”

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