Simone Biles LIT up Rio!

Her Olympic debut exceeded all expectations. She did not set the bar on Sunday...she is the bar! Her balance beam routine earned a standing ovation. With her glory, comes devastation.

2012 Olympic gold champion Gabby Douglas will not have a shot a defending her title.

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Don't blame it on her impeccable performance, though.

A two per country gymnast rule is the reason behind Douglas' inability to compete in Thursday's all-around final.  Biles came in first (62.366),  Raisman second (60.607) and Douglas(60.131) in third by less than half of a point. No other non-U.S. gymnast broke a score over 59. Simone and Raisman will represent the U.S. in the finals. Douglas was close, but rules are rules. "I would have loved to go out there and defend my title, but right now I'm just rejoicing and so far this has just been an amazing experience," she said. "There's nothing to be ashamed about."

At the end of the day, Gabby came to slay and did just that.

Simone is carrying the torch that was passed to her.

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But seriously, don't compare the two.

There's enough black girl magic to go around.

whitney houston cinderella gif Photo: BuzzFeedAnd, it's not over. Team USA came in number one for the top eight teams advancing to the final on Tuesday. The U.S. is favorited to obtain gold. We'll see Gabby again on the uneven bars. Biles could become the first lady gymnast ever to win five gold medals in one Olympics.

Exclusive image of us waiting on Simone to bring home gold.

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