World Gymnastics Championships women’s all-around highlights: Historic sixth all-around gold for Simone Biles

Highlights of the women’s all-around competition at the World Gymnastics Championships: A record-setting sixth all-around gold medal for Simone Biles

The best person to do it is now Simone Biles. Ever.

With her sixth gold medal in the women’s all-around at the World Gymnastics Championships, she now has 34 gold medals from the Olympics and Worlds, and she’s still going. After beating Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus, she is now the most-awarded gymnast in history. With six World all-around wins, she ties Kohei Uchimura of Japan for the most.

The happiness Biles showed was more important than a bar of gold. It was her first international tournament since she pulled out of the 2021 Olympics, which made her future in gymnastics uncertain. She is the oldest American woman to participate in Worlds in 57 years, though, so it doesn’t look like she’s coming back from a break. It looks like she’s just beginning.

Some might say it was an odd way for the race to end. Jones and Biles both tripped during their mid-floor routine, so they switched up the way they passed the ball. When Biles got to her last pass, she chose to play it safe, Jones did an amazing double back after her slip. She didn’t do the Biles, but instead did a double line. She won the gold by 1.633 points, which was more than enough.

Rebeca Andrade from Brazil gets silver, beating out Shilese Jones from the United States, who wins bronze. They came in first and second at the World Championships last year, when Biles wasn’t there. Even though Jones fell on the stage, it’s still a big improvement—almost a whole point. Yes, Biles is still working. In the finals of the individual event, she has a chance to win four more gold. On Saturday, the vault and bars finals will happen. On Sunday, the beam and floor finals will happen. Jones will do bars, beams, and floors with her, and she also wants to win a gold.

The Sporting News kept an eye on Simone Biles and Shilese Jones, both Americans, in the finals of the women’s all-around event at the World Gymnastics Championships. Scroll down to see the best.

Results and highlights from the women’s all-around finals at the World Gymnastics Championships

at 3:51 p.m.: The two Americans and Andrade from Brazil make it to the top of the podium:

Top Scores in Gymnastics and Country

GoldSimone Biles 58.399 for the USA

Silver: Rebeca Andrade of Brazil 56.766

USA 56.322 Bronze Shilese Jones

3:48 p.m.: That’s it! It doesn’t matter that Biles messes up her jump and does a double layout instead of her signature Biles. She still gets a 14.533, which is enough to win the gold medal in the all-around.

3:42 p.m.: Jones almost missed getting into second place, but she won’t quite make it. When she trips during her second tumbling pass, she comes back very well, but on her third pass, she ends with her chest down, so her performance score won’t be quite there. She still gets a 13.400, which puts her in second place with Biles still to go.

3:16 p.m.: Biles and Jones are ahead going into the last rotation in Antwerp:

Score for Gymnastics in the Country

  1. Simone Biles from the US43.866
  2. US Shilese Jones 42.932

Three. Rebeca Andrade from Brazil 42.700

  1. China’s Qui Qiyuan 41.599
  2. Algerian Kaylia Nemour 41.200

3:14 p.m.: Jones ends a beautiful beam performance with a stuck dismount. With a score of 14.066, she moves up to second place going into the last spin. Right where she should be.

2:52 p.m.: Biles starts the third lap on the beam. She stumbles on her mount and bounces on her landing, but as always, she does a great job with the act. Biles scores 14.433.

2:44 p.m.: The Americans are ahead of the rest of the field halfway through:

Score for Gymnastics in the Country

  1. American Simone Biles 29.433
  2. Rebbeca Andrade from Brazil 29.200
  3. Shilese Jones United States28.866
  4. Algerian Kaylia Nemour 28.500
  5. China, Qiu Qiyuan 28.433

2:18 p.m. – Biles gets a 14.333 on bars. We’ve seen her do better, but this is good enough to keep her ahead of the pack for two rounds.

2:15 p.m.: Jones scores a 14.633 on bars, which is the same score she got in the team finals.

2:06 p.m.: The scoreboard after the first rotation:

Score for Gymnastics in the Country

  1. Kaylia Nemour France 15,200
  2. Simone Biles in the USA 15.100
  3. Rebbeca Andrade from Brazil 14,700

China 14.700 Qiu Qiyuan

Naomi Visser from the Netherlands 14.266

  1. US Shilese Jones14.233

1:51 p.m. – Biles does a nearly perfect Cheng on the vault, but it’s not the Biles II. He only loses half a point for the performance. She makes a huge 15,100 to start her night.

1:48 p.m. – When Jones lands, there’s a little hop, but it’s a great start! The score for her vault is 14.233.

1:40 p.m. – Jessica Gadirova from Great Britain, who won the bronze medal in the all-around last year, has been pulled from the race to be safe. A letdown for a dancer who was really hoping to make it to the top. Alice Kinsella, who came in fourth at the worlds in 2022 in the all-around, will take over for her partner.

1:32 p.m. – We’re going to Antwerp now! Jones and Biles will both start on vault.

12:55 p.m.: Ou Yushan from China has dropped out of the race. Since Morgane Osyssek-Reimer joined the team, France will now have two gymnasts in the finals.

At 12:25 p.m., Biles has the best vault, ranked 6.4, and will be competing in the all-around finals. Does this mean she’s going to play the Biles II, which is a Yurchenko double pike? During the qualifiers, she did her first vault, but she didn’t do it in the team finals.

How to watch the finals of the women’s all-around event at the World Gymnastics Championships

It’s 1:30 p.m. ET.

TV station: NBC (repeat performance)

The Peacock and Fubo live stream

In most cases, the women’s all-around sport at the World Gymnastics Championships is viewable online. The Peacock will live stream the playoffs, and NBC will show them again on Saturday, Oct. 14. Fubo, which lets you try it out for free, will stream the parts of the game that air on NBC and CNBC. On Sunday, Oct. 8, CNBC will show the women’s team final again.

The 2023 schedule for the World Gymnastics Championships

Here’s what you need to know to watch the World Gymnastics Championships.

Date Time (ET) Station/Live stream

All-around for women on Friday, October 6 at 1:30 p.m.A peacock

Saturday, Oct. 7: Day 1 of the apparatus finals starts at 8 a.m.A peacock

Sunday, Oct. 8: Day 2 of the apparatus finals starts at 8 a.m.A peacock

*Women’s team final at noon on CNBC and Fubo

On October 14, at noon, NBC and Fubo will show the women’s all-around final.

*An encore performance

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