Gym­nast Be­comes Most-Dec­o­rated Wo­man Of The C’ship

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

Stuttgart: The United States women cruised to their fifth con­sec­u­tive team ti­tle at the gym­nas­tics world cham­pi­onships in Stuttgart on Tues­day, with Si­mone Biles be­com­ing the event’s most dec­o­rated wo­man. The Amer­i­cans hardly made a mis­take in the fi­nals, with Biles help­ing them to a score of 172.330 — 5.801 points more than se­cond-placed Rus­sia.

Italy (164.796) took third spot for its first world team medal since 1950, while China slipped off the podium for the first time since 2003.

Biles se­cured her 21st world medal, over­tak­ing Rus­sia’s Svet­lana Khork­ina for the women’s record.

Only Vi­taly Scherbo of Be­larus has won more world medals with 23, which Biles could sur­pass by the end of the in­di­vid­ual events this week.

The Amer­i­cans wasted no time on their path to glory, with Grace McCal­lum, Jade Carey and Biles land­ing three solid vaults in a row to give them an early lead.

Su­nisa Lee fal­tered on the beam, just as she did in Satur­day’s qual­i­fy­ing round, but Biles con­tin­ued to show­case

Reuters

Si­mone Biles re­acts af­ter win­ning her 15th gold medal of the world cham­pi­onship

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