Sunday 20 October 2019
News ID: 71553
Publish Date: 11 October 2019 - 22:04

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — There was only one way for Simone Biles to finish off yet another dominant world championship performance. She dropped the mic.
Biles marked her fifth all-around world title by ending her floor routine with a mic-drop gesture — a nod to her social-media following. Biles said the idea came from Twitter, and it was certainly fitting on a day when no rival came close.
"It wasn't my best routine but we just thought it would be fun," she said.
It may not have been her best, but the routine still earned her the highest floor score of the day. One of the few blemishes was skidding out of bounds on the landing of a triple-double, a skill no other female gymnast performs.
Biles' fifth world all-around title, two more than any other female gymnast has ever managed, was won by a full 2.1 points. The margin of victory was bigger than any of her four previous victories at worlds and matched her 2016 Olympic win.
With another Olympic Games less than a year away, Biles feels on top of the world.
"I feel like right now actually I'm pretty confident in my gymnastics and myself and the performances I put out there, so I feel like I'm probably more confident going in today than I was at the Olympics," she said.
***** Gold medalist Simone Biles of the United States (C), silver medalist Tang Xijing of China (L) and bronze medalist Angelina Melnikova of Russia stand on the podium during the awarding ceremony of the Women's All-Around Final of the 2019 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 10, 2019.




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