American Simone Biles won her sixth all-around championship at the artistic gymnastics world championships on Friday in Antwep, Belgium( Reuters ).
After a standout vault performance, Biles posted 58.399 in total. She then rallied on balance beam and nailed her tumbling routine as she stumbled on the floor exercise.
Biles, who won her first all-around world championship in Antwerp when she was 16 years old, has now won 27 world medals, including 21 golds. On Wednesday, she also guided the U.S. women’s team to its seventh straight championship.
The former Olympic champion now has five skills bearing her name, including one on balance beam, two on floor exercise, and three on vault. She took a two-year break from the sport to protect her mental health.
Rebeca Andrade, a former world champion from Brazil, finished second with 56.766 overall thanks to her excellent floor routine. With a score of 56.32, American Shilese Jones finished on the podium.
On Saturday, the apparatus finals begin.
In Mexico City, Angelica Medina reported, and Ken Ferris edited.
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