Simone Biles soars to sixth title at national championships

first_imgSimone Biles soars to sixth title at national championshipsSimone Biles just became the first gymnast to ever attempt and land a double twisting and also became the first woman in nearly 70 years to capture six U.S. senior women’s all-around gymnastics titles.advertisement Reuters MissouriAugust 12, 2019UPDATED: August 12, 2019 18:37 IST Simone Biles in action during her floor routine during the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIt was a lot better. It wasn’t as good as in some of the trainings, said American Simone BilesFour-times Olympic gold medalist Biles finished with a total score of 118.500 to beat Sunisa LeeBiles became the first woman in nearly 70 years to capture six U.S. senior women’s all-around gymnastics titlesAmerican Simone Biles reasserted her position as the world’s unrivaled number one gymnast with an amazing winning performance at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday.Biles became the first woman in nearly 70 years to capture six U.S. senior women’s all-around gymnastics titles matching Clara Schroth Lomady, who won her sixth in 1952.Biles marked the occasion by becoming the first woman to attempt and land a triple-twisting, double back maneuver during her floor routine.Bile was, however, not quite content even with that unprecedented move.”It was a lot better. It wasn’t as good as in some of the trainings,” Biles told reporters.”I’m just happy that I landed it because I feel like after night one my confidence got shot down. So I was really worried about it going into today, that’s all I could worry about. So I was really happy.”Four-times Olympic gold medalist Biles, who will head to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the prohibitive favorite, finished with a total score of 118.500 to beat Sunisa Lee (113.550) and Grace McCallum (111.850).”I feel like each (title) gets better and better,” she said. “Because it’s like the fifth and, then, the sixth, so it just keeps getting more exciting.”Also Read | Vinesh Phogat suffers defeat in final of Medved eventAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Simone BilesFollow Olympics 2020Follow Gold Medalist Nextlast_img