Biles wins fifth all-around gymnastics title

12 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Biles wins fifth all-around gymnastics title

Simone Biles won her fifth all-around title at the gymnastics world championships on Thursday, underlining her status as the clear favorite for next year’s Olympic gold medal. The US gymnast scored 58.999 points to finish 2.1 points ahead of China’s Tang Xijing, who was entered as a late replacement for a teammate. Biles’ margin of victory was her biggest at a world all-around event and matched her winning margin at the 2016 Olympics, before she took a year off. “It wasn’t my best routine but we just thought it would be fun,” she said.


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