‘Gymnastics queen’ Biles returns, wins all-around title after two-year hiatus

Yurchenko’s second vault victory in a row.
‘Gold’ with a five-point lead on comeback
ESPN “Already the best athlete in the world”

Simone Biles performs a backflip on the uneven bars during the women’s artistic gymnastics individual all-around competition at the U.S. Classic on Saturday. Biles, who withdrew from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, won the all-around gold medal in a dominant performance in her first competition in two years.

The “Queen of Gymnastics,” Simone Biles, 26, of the United States, dominated her way to the top of the podium in her return to the sport after a two-year absence.

Biles won the women’s all-around title at the U.S. Classic gymnastics competition in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, on Saturday. It was Biles’ first official competition in 732 days since the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Biles earned a total of 59.100 points in the all-around to win the gold medal by five points over runner-up Leanne Wong (54.100). Artistic gymnastics is an event where decimal points change the standings.

Biles finished first on vault, beam, and floor, and third on uneven bars. On vault, she executed a “Yurchenko 2-turn” to earn her only score over 15 (15.400). Biles is the only female athlete in the world to land a Yurchenko two-turn in international competition. “The 2024 Paris Olympics are a year away, but Biles is already the best gymnast in the world,” said ESPN.

A four-time Olympic gold medalist in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Biles attempted to win the all-around title (team, individual all-around, vault, balance beam, floor exercise, and uneven bars) at Tokyo in 2021, but withdrew during the team final after revealing that she was suffering from “twisties” (a loss of control during aerial movements). Biles went on to win a bronze medal in the individual event, competing only on the uneven bars, which does not require a jump.

After the competition, Biles said, “I feel good physically and mentally. “The crowd really cheered for me when I did my first aerial today. 카지노사이트 It was really cool to feel like, ‘Oh, I can do aerials again,'” Biles said. Biles’ return drew a sellout crowd of 11,218 to the stadium.

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