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Gymnastics: American Simone Biles multiplies first at US championships

2019-08-12T11:22:11.076Z

The 22-year-old has staged two historic performances at the US championships this weekend in Kansas City.


The 22-year-old has staged two historic performances at the US championships this weekend in Kansas City.

Simone Biles went on to win prizes this weekend in Kansas City, Missouri, at the US championships. The most successful gymnast in history, with 14 world championship titles and four Olympic medals, shone as she easily won two figures never before attempted by women.

Two historical performances

The 22-year-old Texan first marked the competition with a controlled performance on the beam, which she concluded with a double back flop exit grouped with a double twisting (full-full). An umpteenth historic performance that the young woman has succeeded hands down, enough to have a smile on the lips.

Had to do a double-double take @Simone_Biles is the first person in HISTORY to perform a double-double dismount on beam # USGymChampspic.twitter.com / c5h7GkC3p2

- Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 10, 2019

Simone Biles finished the competition with a historic ground run. In front of the thousands of spectators of the Spring Center of Kansas City, the American managed to carry out a figure unpublished in competition: a double salto back grouped with a triple tendril (a triple-double). She had already tried this diagonal Friday, at the opening of the competition, but had not assured its receipt, ending on the hands.

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- Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 12, 2019

"I'm happy with this outing and how it went," said the gymnast after her visit. The American will however have to succeed again at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, from October 4th to 13th, or at a competition regulated by the International Federation (FIG), for these jumps to be validated and confirmed. bear his name.

Sixth national title

This weekend, the Queen of Women's Artistic Gymnastics won her sixth national all-around title with 118.5 points, compared to 113.55 points for Sunisa Lee, her first rival. She became the first woman in nearly 70 years to win six national titles in the all-around competition. She equaled the record of Clara Schroth-Lomady, who won six titles between 1945 and 1952.

"You could not protect us"

After a training session in Kansas City, in anticipation of the championships, the gymnast expressed her frustration to journalists about the case of Larry Nassar, former doctor of the women's gymnastics team at the heart of one of the biggest scandals of sexual assault in the history of American sport. "You had only one job, you literally had only one job, and you could not protect us," she said of the USA Gymnastics organization.

Emotional @Simone_Biles expresses frustration towards USA gymnastics at the 2019 US Championships. pic.twitter.com/eM9ameQw6e

- Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) August 7, 2019

The young woman revealed in January 2018 that she was one of Larry Nassar's victims. The former doctor was convicted last December of hundreds of sexual assaults he had committed on athletes for two decades.

Source: europe1

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