US gymnast Biles confirms world championships berth

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Simone Biles won the all-around competition at the United States (US) selection camp last Sunday to confirm her spot on a fifth straight gymnastics World Championships team.

Biles, undefeated in official all-around competition for six years, will tie Kerri Strug as the only US women to compete at worlds in five different years when she takes part in the 2019 championships in Stuttgart, Germany, next month.

Biles tallied 58.55 points to prevail by .35 over Sunisa Lee. Biles had the top score on floor exercise and vault among 15 gymnasts competing in Sarasota, Florida. She opened on floor with the “triple-double” tumbling pass which she debuted at the national championships in August.