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Simone Biles Is Not the Next Anyone, Thank You—She's 'the First Simone Biles'

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The gold-medal snatching Olympian gymnast brushed off comparisons to other athletes. 

Simone Biles, a young gymnast from Ohio, is out there making history at the Rio Olympics.

Too young to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London, the 19-year-old has since been showing the world exactly what she's made of in Rio. Biles is now the first woman to win three consecutive world all-around titles and has just won her second gold medal in Rio.

Major feats like this and countless others have earned her name to be engraved alongside some of the world's most legendary athletes.

"I've finally done it. It's so exciting," Biles said at her medal ceremony. "You never know the feeling until it hits you."

Performing flips, spins, and turns that have people questioning if her actions are even supported by the laws of physics anymore, Biles--along with the other historic women making up this year's "Final Five" women's gymnastics team--will be talked about for years to come.

But with all this success people are continuously comparing Biles to some of her male Olympian counterparts, and it's because of this that she left us with a quick reminder after her golden win in the women's all around finals earlier this week.

"I'm not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps," she said. "I'm the first Simone Biles."

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