Simone Biles Wins Fifth All-Around World Championship Medal

Simone Biles performs on the vault in the women’s all-around final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
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Biles won her fifth world all-around title by dominating the field at the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. With the win, she now holds 22 world medals.

The 22-year-old is hoping to surpass Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo, who accumulated 23 medals at the world championship stage when he competed during the 1990s. After starting the day needing two medals to tie Scherbo, Biles now needs only one to match him. She’ll try to accomplish that in the upcoming individual events, which run through Sunday.

At this year’s championship, Biles placed first in the vault portion of the all-around event with a score of 15.233. She was also first on the balance beam, where she scored 14.633 points.

The native of Texas ended the 2019 all-around competition with a bang by placing first on the floor segment, with a score of 14.400 that secured her victory.

Article URL : https://www.npr.org/2019/10/10/768936414/simone-biles-wins-another-world-championship-medal

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