Coming into the Rio Olympics, Simone Biles was expected to dominate, and she hasn't let the world's eyes stop her from hitting flawless routines.
At the all-around qualifications on Sunday, Biles took the top spot on three of four events, including floor exercise, balance beam, and vault. She had the top all-around score, and the 19-year-old will move on to the individual all-around competition with Aly Raisman, a returning Olympian.
20-year-old Gabby Douglas is the reigning women's all-around Olympic champion, but she will not compete for another individual gold. Her third place finish, behind Biles and Raisman, means she will not advance. Olympic rules allow only two competitors from each country into the finals.
Douglas, however, had a remarkable comeback from her disconcerting performance at the Olympic trials where she placed fifth. She received the third highest score on uneven bars and will compete for a medal in the finals for that apparatus.
|Gabrielle Douglas prepares to compete - Tom Pennington/Getty Images|
Biles is on track to be the first female gymnast to ever win five gold medals in one Olympics.
Overall, the U.S. women are looking unbeatable. If today's 10-point lead is any indication, Simone, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez will secure a team gold over China, their closest competitor.
The women will compete in the team all-around final on Tuesday. Biles and Raisman will compete in the individual all-around competition on Thursday.