With her performance , Biles proved more than just that sentiment to be true.
Biles was determined to secure her place on the Olympic team, and she did so in style in the first day. She brought the crowd to her feet and reminded everyone why she is the Olympic all-around gold medalist.
Biles led the way in all aspects with a 2.899 advantage over Sunisa Lee, who was second. She also had the highest scores on beam, vault and floor. Although her selection to the Olympic team was almost certain for most of the Olympic cycle, it is clear that Biles, 24, will not be disappointed.
Biles stated that "Going into the [Trials]," she knew what to expect after the meet, in an interview with NBC. "And this time, I feel a lot more emotional. This is crazy. I was crying even as I walked out of the building, and the girls asked me if it was okay.
"And I'm fine. It's just that I can't believe it's already been five years. It's been five decades. It's been five years. I'm thankful."
Biles began the night on uneven bars. This is her "weakest" event, but it's actually her best-inthe-world-on every other-event standard. She was the third highest scorer of the night.
Biles moved on to the balance beam after getting her least favorite event completed. Biles finished her routine by performing the ultimate flex, the double-double dismount. She is the ultimate flex. Nastia Liukin (2008), the Olympic all-around gold medalist, summarized the event best after Biles' dismount. "Greatest of all times."
You may be wondering how Biles managed to top a routine featuring a skill named after her. The answer is simple. She didn't use one "Biles," skills in her floor routine, including a jaw-dropping triple double in her first pass. Like GOATs.
Biles could have finished the vault night by performing the Yurchenko double-pike she introduced last month. However, she chose to save some tricks for Tokyo. Even her two vaults, which were deemed easy, earned her a combined 15.466 score.
Fear not if you missed Friday's action. Biles and her peers will be back for Night 2 Sunday. We are confident that you won't want to miss Biles punching her ticket to Tokyo.