12. August 2019  
Kansas City, USA  
Artistic Gymnastics

US Nationals: Also Simone Biles soars to sixth All-around title

* us gymnastics --: 2016 Olympic and 2018 World all-around champion Simone BILES of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, treated a nearly packed house to her gravity-defying gymnastics on the way to her sixth U.S. senior women’s all-around title at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Biles, who was named women’s gymnastics Athlete of the Year, is the first woman in nearly 70 years to win six senior U.S. all-around titles! (Biles and Clara Schroth Lomady, who won the women’s all-around from 1945-46 and 1949-52, both have six to their credit.)
In addition to the all-around title, Biles also won the U.S. title for three of the four events – vault (30.850), balance beam (29.650) and floor exercise (29.450) – along with the uneven bars bronze medal (28.800). Biles’ 118.500 was nearly five points ahead of silver-medalist Sunisa LEE of St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, who posted a 113.550 in the all-around and was the uneven bars champion at 29.800. Grace McCALLUM of Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters, was third at 111.850. Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, moved up in the rankings from the first day to fourth place (111.700). Leanne Wong of Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express, was fifth (111.250).

Another highlight of these national champs was the balance beam exercise, at the end with a double sault with double twist, also an acrobatic premiere at this apparatus:

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