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.