Simone Biles continues her medal haul in Belgium. On Sunday, Oct. 8, the American gymnast was crowned on floor moments after winning the balance beam title at the World Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. It’s the American’s third and fourth titles of the week after gold medals in the team event and all-around. The star of her discipline, Simone Biles, now has twenty-three gold medals at the world championships in six contested editions.
Beaten by Brazilian Rebecca Andrade in the vault finals the previous day, the American faced adversity again on Sunday in the person of the young 17-year-old Chinese Zhou Yaqin. The author of a magnificent performance, the latter reached a score of 14,700. But Biles did even better, winning with a perfect score of 14.800. Rebeka Andrade completes the podium.
Bis repeated on the ground. Despite leaving the mat diagonally, Simone Biles did not flinch and won with a score of 14.633, ahead of Rebecca Andrade (14.500) and another Brazilian, Flavia Saraiva (13.966).
These two titles further confirm the return to the forefront of the superstar, who had left the exercise mats for two years. As such, Biles had experienced a difficult Tokyo Olympics marked by an episode zigzags, these sudden and unpredictable losses of any reference in space. After that, the Texan completely stopped practicing her discipline and only resumed competition in the United States last August.
Symbolically, it is in Antwerp, the city where she won her first world championship title in 2013, that Simone Biles continues to add to her list of seven Olympic medals, including four titles. She will have the opportunity to get new ones in less than a year, during the Paris Olympics.
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