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Is Simone Biles the greatest athlete ever?

Simone Biles was named the most dominant athlete of 2018 by ESPN The Magazine. She returned to competitive gymnastics at the United States Gymnastics Championships and rocked her rivals at the ripe old age of 21. She also wrecked the World Championships where she earned six more medals. Some consider her the greatest athlete ever, especially since gymnasts retire after their teens. Others think while she might be the greatest gymnast ever, Biles is not the greatest overall athlete. What do you think? 🤸

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No American woman has won five U.S. all-around titles—until Simone Biles. The greatest gymnast of all time put her stamp on the sport with another dominating performance, sweeping every event and winning the all-around gold by a gaudy margin of 6.55 points. She also cleaned up at the World Championships, winning the overall gold by nearly 1.7 points and finishing with six total medals in 2018 and 20 medals all-time—tied for the most ever.

Biles' otherworldly performance at age 21, in a sport where your teens are your prime, is ridiculous and should make her the greatest athlete ever.

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What Simone Biles is doing a great, but dominating teenagers isn't exactly anything new. Athletes are building toward their prime or are in their prime at age 21. Biles also has only been dominating the sport since 2013.

In order to be considered the G.O.A.T., success should last longer than five years. Michael Jordan dominated for two decades, as did Wayne Gretzky. Biles is great, but she isn't the greatest... yet. 

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