Simone Biles carries US women's gymnastics team to record-tying fifth world championship

KFH Staff
October 09, 2019 - 5:57 am

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(NEW YORK) -- If you look up "fierce" in the dictionary, you're likely to find the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. Same goes for five-peat.

The fifth consecutive world championship win ties a record set by Romania from 1994 to 2001.

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And the Tokyo Olympics are now just 10 months away.

Biles will defend her women’s individual all-around title on Thursday.

Both are performances that people are still buzzing about and that the International Gymnast Federation even found controversial for the added safety risk.

Over the weekend, Biles stuck not one but two signature jaw-dropping moves: the double-double dismount on the balance beam and triple-double on the floor.

The four-time Olympic gold medalist proved to still be unstoppable with her athleticism and skill.

Despite some setbacks -- like 16-year-old Sunisa Lee’s fall off the balance beam and 16-year-old Grace McCallum’s pirouette error on the uneven bars -- Team USA was led to gold by 22-year-old Simone Biles.

For the fifth consecutive time, the team came out on top at the world championships -- finishing almost six full points ahead of second-place Russia.

The fifth consecutive world championship win ties a record set by Romania from 1994 to 2001.

Biles will defend her women’s individual all-around title on Thursday.

And the Tokyo Olympics are now just 10 months away.

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