Biles soars to sixth title

KANSAS CITY:American Simone Biles reasserted her position as the world’s unrivaled No. 1 gymnast with an amazing winning performance at the US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday.

Biles soars to sixth title

Simone Biles became the first woman in nearly 70 years to capture six US senior women’s all-around gymnastics titles. AFP

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Kansas City, August 12

American Simone Biles reasserted her position as the world’s unrivaled No. 1 gymnast with an amazing winning performance at the US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday.

Biles became the first woman in nearly 70 years to capture six US senior women’s all-around gymnastics titles — matching Clara Schroth Lomady, who won her sixth in 1952.

Biles marked the occasion by becoming the first woman to attempt and land a triple-twisting, double back maneuver during her floor routine.

Bile was, however, not quite content even with that unprecedented move. “It was a lot better. It wasn’t as good as in some of the trainings,” Biles said. “I’m just happy that I landed it because I feel like after night one my confidence got shot down,” she added.

Four-time Olympics gold medalist Biles finished with a total score of 118.500 to beat Sunisa Lee (113.550) and Grace McCallum (111.850). — Reuters

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