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When Simone Biles stood on her bare feet ready to mount the balance beam Thursday, it seemed like she would need to get on her tiptoes to peer over the 1.25 meter apparatus.For American team coordinator Marta Karolyi, who has enjoyed a five-decade coaching career, there is only one other gymnast who can be compared to Biles.That puts Biles above many great gymnasts that Karolyi has worked with in a long and distinguished career. She helped Mary Lou Retton to become the first American to win an Olympic all-around gold in 1984, had a hand in Kerri Strug's heroic vault at the 1996 Games and guided Olympic all-around champions Nastia Liukin and Gabby Douglas among others.Biles Thursday completed a feat that no woman has pulled off for 20 years – winning back-to-back world and Olympic all-around titles.
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