Simone Biles reconquered gold in the balance beam and broke the record of another legend, Vitaly Scherbo , as the most successful of all time. They are 24 medals and 18 times world champion, more than any other gymnast, male or female, in either account. In the absence of ground exercise, his great specialty, the American treasures four gold medals in five events at the Stuttgart World Cup .
If after six years of mastering artistic gymnastics there was a medal that motivated Simone Biles especially it was gold in the balance beam. She was already world champion in this device 2014 and 2015, but she still has the slip of the final in the Rio Games . He confesses that he has a love-hate relationship with the bar, that that failure, although it was bronze, hurt that trust that sometimes seems iron. In the last World Cup it was also bronze.
Finally Biles did not use the movement he named this year . Why risk if the International Federation did not want to value it as it deserves "to ensure the safety of athletes." So superior is to the rest. You have only used it in the previous phase, the minimum requirement to enter the Score Code. He kept the letter back in his sleeve, but throughout the tournament he had shown signs of having regained that confidence he had lost in Rio. It had been the best in the balance bar of the classification, the team competition and the individual ... And it was again in the final of the device.
With a score of 15,066, the most difficult exercise in the final and the best note in execution , Biles reconquered the gold he was looking for. The 18th in his record. The 24th if we count all metals. Two Chinese gymnasts completed the podium: silver for Liu Tingting (14,433) and bronze for Li Shijia (14,300), champion last year in Doha.
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