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Biles sets record as US wins world gymnastics team gold

Biles sets record as US wins world gymnastics team gold”

She also moved to within two medals of the all-time record held by Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus, a men's gymnastics star in the 1990s.

According to The Guardian, Simone Biles said: "Every year it feels better and better just because we're adding to the legacy".

'I guess it's kind of insane, ' said Biles, who collected a record-extending 15th gold medal at the worlds.

Tuesday's gold medal was awarded for the Women's Team Final event, where Team USA competes against other countries.

"Probably not", Biles replied when asked if she can do better in the all-around final.

'But I think we'll do some celebrating tonight, for all of it.

2019 has been quite the year for Simone Biles, beginning with the beam dismount she debuted in August officially being named the Biles after she landed it on October 5 at the Worlds qualifying round.

By the time Biles approached the floor exercises, she needed only a 9.533 to clinch gold.

This win breaks the tie between Biles and Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals by a woman at the world championships. "We're happy that we got second because we can't battle the Americans just yet, but today the gap was significantly lower than at the last few world championships", Melnikova said.

The most decorated gymnast in U.S. history, who is eying a record-breaking fourth all-around title, wowed the German crowd with her signature double-double dismount on a beam and insane triple-double combo on floor. "All of the teams have improved their difficulty over the last quad, and I think that's really exciting to see the strength that they have".

Italy ended its 69-year wait for a women's team medal with bronze, scoring164.796 points while fourth-place China failed to make the podium for the first time since the 2003 worlds. Even with a fall on the beam she reached a total score of 49.466 finishing just ahead of Naveen (49.399) who performed cleanly on all apparatus.



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