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2017 World Gymnastics Championships - Men’s All-Around Final

To all my followers who are RG fans, can RG gymnasts specialize in 1 or 2 apparatus like in AG? For instance can there be some RG version of Catalina Ponor who only does beam/floor but with ribbon/clubs? Since there are no apparatus finals in the Olympics, the only way to get an olympic medal is to do the all around right? What about World championships? Can a gymnast qualify to one and make a final with just 1 or 2 apparatus?

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2017 World Gymnastics Championships - Women’s All-Around Final

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Simone Biles became only the sixth woman, and first in 11 years, to win consecutive all-around titles at the World Gymnastics Championships in China yesterday! The last gymnast who won this title was Svetlana Khorkina tin 2003 to win a second straight all-around world crown.

he 17-year-old from Spring, Texas, is also the second US woman to ever win back-to-back world all-around titles with Shannon Miller blazing the trail in 1993 and 1994. Biles committed to UCLA on august 2014 but differed enrollment until the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

-Pierre

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2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Individual Medalists

All Around: 1st- Simone Biles (USA), 2nd- Larisa Iordache (Romania), 3rd- Kyla Ross (USA)

Vault: 1st- Hong Un Jong (North  Korea), 2nd- Simone Biles (USA), 3rd- Mykayla Skinner (USA)

Uneven Bars: 1st- Yao Jinnan (China), 2nd- Huang Huidan (China), 3rd- Daria Spiridonova (Russia)

Balance Beam: 1st- Simone Biles (USA), 2nd- Bai Yawen (China), 3rd- Aliya Mustafina (Russia)

Floor Exercise: 1st- Simone Biles (USA), 2nd- Larisa Iordache (Romania), 3rd- Aliya Mustafina (Russia)

Photos via Getty Images

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CONGRATULATIONS TO GYMNAST SIMONE BILES

Just last week Simone Biles became the sixth woman, and first in 11 years, to win consecutive all-around titles at the World Gymnastics Championships in China October 10. And this Wednesday she was named SPORT-WOMAN OF THE YEAR by the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Annual Salute to Women in Sports.  Slate.com reports that she won four gold medals at the world championships. With last year’s tally of six gold medals, she’s now won more gold than any other individual female gymnast at the world championships since 1974.

-Pierre