That’s the way it looks, peering 2 years into the future.
Mary Lou Retton:
“She’s not human,” Retton said. “She may be the most talented gymnast I’ve ever seen in my life, honestly. And I don’t even think she’s tapped into what she really can do. I think she’s unbeatable.”
I called Simone the Uchimura of women’s gymnastics. She can fall once or twice over 4 routines and, most likely finish higher in the all-around than the second best female gymnast in the world.
On the other hand, it’s a long road to Rio.
Simone is not indestructible. She can miss in competition.
But Simone has something that other presumed future Olympic Champions did not have. A relaxed attitude towards the sport.
I believe that increases her chances for a long run at or near the top of the world.
… On the other hand, we felt that way about Katelyn Ohashi. Katelyn is, seemingly, out of contention due to injury.
Still, it would be an excellent idea to bet NOW on Simone Biles winning the 2016 Olympics.