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Simone Biles claims 16th Gymnastics Worlds title, record fifth all-around gold

first_img Next Simone Biles claims 16th Gymnastics Worlds title, record fifth all-around goldSimone Biles marked her record fifth all-around world title by ending her floor routine with a mic-drop gesture. It was Biles’ 16th gold medal at the worldsadvertisement Reuters StuttgartOctober 10, 2019UPDATED: October 11, 2019 00:02 IST Simone Biles of the U.S. performs on the floor during the women’s all-around final at the Gymnastics World Championships. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSimone Biles became the first woman to win five all-around titles at Gymnastics WorldsIt was Biles’ 16th gold medal at the worlds”It means the world to me,” Biles told reporters after her winAmerican Simone Biles became the first woman to win five all-around titles at the gymnastics world championships in Stuttgart on Thursday, building on her legacy as one of the greatest of all time.It was Biles’ 16th gold medal at the worlds and added to her all-around world titles from 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018.Needing 12.301 in the floor exercise to reclaim her title in the final rotation, Biles scored 14.400 points to finish with an overall score of 58.999 — beating China’s Tang Xijing by a huge margin of 2.100.Russia’s Angelina Melnikova took bronze with 56.399.”It means the world to me,” Biles told reporters. “For my fifth, that’s kind of unheard of so it was really exciting.”But we finished strong and we gave it our all it’s super exciting that we had the opportunity to do this.”Biles recorded two penalties on the floor but still managed to secure the biggest margin of victory at a world championships under the Code of Points – a scoring system that was introduced for major events in 2006.A year ago in Doha, Biles competed with a kidney stone and started with a shocking fall on her vault routine, but there were no hiccups this time as she dictated the proceedings inside a packed arena.The four-times Olympic gold medallist produced a massive Cheng vault, scoring 15.233 despite a 0.1 penalty for stepping out of bounds.The second rotation saw her earn score a 14.733 on the uneven bars, considered her ‘weakest’ apparatus, but was still enough to hand her a lead of over one point.advertisementBiles did not perform her eponymous double-double dismount off the balance beam, a skill widely thought to be under-valued in difficulty by the International Gymnastics Federation. Yet she still finished with a leading score of 14.633 on the apparatus.It was her second world title of the week in Stuttgart, having already helped the U.S. to their fifth consecutive team title on Tuesday.The 22-year-old is now just one short of Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo’s record haul of 23 medals – a milestone she could surpass by the end of the individual events at the championships this weekend.Also Read | Simone Biles wins 15th world title as US women claim team gold in Gymnastic championshipAlso Read | Simone Biles has 2 new skills named after her at World Gymnastics ChampionshipsFor 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 byAnita Jatlast_img read more

Brantford man faces additional child luring charge

A 29-year-old Brantford man who is already facing criminal charges is now facing an additional charge of luring a child.Spencer Mathew Stockdale was arrested following an investigation by Brantford’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit.Stockdale was first charged on June 30 after police executed a search warrant at his home and seized several electronic devices.He was charged with two counts of luring a child and later released on bail with strict conditions.Police laid an additional charge against Stockdale on Tuesday after investigators examined the electronic devices that had been seized. They discovered a sexually explicit conversation between the 29 year old and a 17-year-old girl, where Stockdale had offered the girl money for sexual services via text message back in May.He has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on September 5. read more