Simone Biles wins World Championship vault silver after falling on ‘Biles II’
On Saturday, Simone Biles won a vault silver at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships after becoming the most decorated gymnast in history with a sixth all-around title.
The 26-year-old failed to land her first vault, the Biles II (Yurchenko double pike), for 14.433, giving her challengers hope.
Biles scored an outstanding 14.666 for an average score of 14.549 after regaining her composure for her second vault.
The American was in first place until defending champion Rebeca Andrade, the last of the nine gymnasts, competed.
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Andrade of Brazil danced with her country's flag after scoring 14.750, 0.201 points higher than Biles.
Biles was the first woman to land the Yurchenko double pike vault at the World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, last weekend, captivating onlookers during qualification.
A roundoff into the springboard, a back handspring onto the vaulting table, and a piked double backflip into the air to land is a challenging skill traditionally only done by males.
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