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.
Simone Biles of USA and Gabrielle Douglas of USA celebrate after the All-Around Final on day seven of the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships at The SSE Hydro on October 29, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland
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.
She’s headed to Rio 2016! Before earning her spot at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, last summer, the teen gymnast extraordinaire Simone Biles made history as the first woman in World Gymnastics Championships history to win three consecutive all around titles, as well as the first American gymnast to earn 14 World Championships medals and now she’s added another historic accomplishment to her growing list of accolades.
The 19-year-old Columbus, Ohio native joined fellow talented gymnasts (including 2012 Olympic champion Gabby Douglas) to compete in the U.S. championships over the weekend and her performance was nothing short of amazing.- Jimmy J.(TrendingSource.com.2016).