Biles soars to sixth title at national championships

13 August 2019 | Sports

American Simone Biles reasserted her position as the world's unrivalled number one gymnast with an amazing winning performance at the US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City on Sunday.

Biles became the first woman in nearly 70 years to capture six US senior women's all-around gymnastics titles, matching Clara Schroth Lomady, who won her sixth in 1952.

Biles marked the occasion by becoming the first woman to attempt and land a triple-twisting, double back manoeuvre during her floor routine.

Bile was, however, not quite content even with that unprecedented move.

“It was a lot better. It wasn't as good as in some of the trainings,” Biles told reporters.

“I'm just happy that I landed it because I feel like after night one my confidence got shot down. So I was really worried about it going into today, that's all I could worry about. So I was really happy.”

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Biles, who will head to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the prohibitive favourite, finished with a total score of 118.500 to beat Sunisa Lee (113.550) and Grace McCallum (111.850).

“I feel like each title gets better and better,” she said. “Because it's like the fifth and, then, the sixth, so it just keeps getting more exciting.”

NAMPA/REUTERS

Similar News

 

It was tough - Tomas

23 hours ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMI Namibian long-distance runners Rainhold Tomas and Alina Armas are the winners of the 19th edition of the Old Mutual Victory Race in the...

Stars revamp coaching staff

23 hours ago | Sports

African Stars have announced the appointment of Mervin Mbakera as the assistant coach to Mohamed Gargo, in place of Andrew Tjahikika.According to a media release,...

The circus continues

23 hours ago | Sports

Limba MupetamiThe Namibia Premier League (NPL) is a circus. I'm sure everyone knows that by now. Firstly, we are forced to go and watch football...

Cheetahs edge Pumas in Nelspruit thriller

23 hours ago | Sports

The Cheetahs overturned a halftime deficit to win 43-37 against the Pumas in their Currie Cup match at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday....

Boxers hyped for the African Games

23 hours ago | Sports

The eight amateur boxers selected to represent Namibia at the 2019 African Games in Morocco are looking forward to bringing silverware back home when the...

SA athletes prepare for 50km world champs

23 hours ago | Sports

The 12-member SA team have entered the final stages of preparation for the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50km world championships in Brasov, Romania, as...

Morocco too good for Namibia

23 hours ago | Sports

Namibia's women beach volleyball team of Kim Seebach and Kristin Schulz lost their second match of the competition to hosts Morocco on Friday at the...

Nampol win SARPCCO football and 32 medals

23 hours ago | Sports

Nampol emerged as the overall champions in the football competition of the 2019 Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Coordination Organisation (SARPCCO) Games held in Luanda,...

A first for Namibia

23 hours ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPTAMI The Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC) is not sitting back and allowing a lack of resources to pull it down, and has roped in...

Dippenaar wins Shell V-Power Rally

23 hours ago | Sports

Adolf KaureTwenty drivers and navigators competed in the 2019 edition of the Shell V-Power Rally, which took place on Saturday in Walvis Bay.Wilro Dippenaar, with...

Latest News

Kärcher Centre Taurus opens its...

23 hours ago | Business

Windhoekers have been in for a treat since the past Saturday when the first fully fledged Kärcher Centre in Southern Africa outside of South Africa...

Defence spends half a billion...

23 hours ago | Economics

The ministry of defence spent about N$491.7 million for three consecutive financial years without the approval of Treasury.This is in direct contravention of the State...

Daily grind

23 hours ago | Labour

Even though most of Namibia's more than 72 000 domestic workers earn above the minimum N$1 502 a month, close to 80% of them say...

Corpses rot in homes

23 hours ago | Health

Unregistered deaths, including infant mortalities, and corpses being left to rot in homes over weekends, are just some of the challenges being faced by the...

Young mom hacked to death

23 hours ago | Crime

A 23-year-old woman was brutally murdered this past Friday in Kavango West, allegedly by her long-time boyfriend, who hacked her to death with an axe...

It was tough - Tomas

23 hours ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMI Namibian long-distance runners Rainhold Tomas and Alina Armas are the winners of the 19th edition of the Old Mutual Victory Race in the...

Uganda, Zambia deny Huawei spying...

23 hours ago | Business

Kampala - Uganda and Zambia on Friday denied a report that employees of Chinese telecom giant Huawei had helped them spy on political opponents.The Wall...

Vetkoek court fight postponed

23 hours ago | Business

Yanna Smith - The High Court matter in which Namib Mills has sued Bokomo Namibia for “dishonest practises in industrial or commercial matters” was postponed...

Import VAT exemption on certain...

23 hours ago | Business

The Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) approached the department of inland revenue to exempt certain animal feed products by Namibian farmers from import value-added tax (VAT)....

Load More