Women's all-Around final
The day of reckoning for the world’s greatest female gymnast has arrived. Simone topped the individual all-around rankings after qualifications and was dedicated to win the gold medal once again. The 2022 all-around bronze medallist Jessica Gadirova of Great Britain was replaced by team mate Alice Kinsella right before the beginning of the competition.
Two times Olympian Eythora Thorsdottir (NED) opened the all-around final on floor with her routine.The arena with over 10 000 spectators applauded loudly. Kaylia Nemur (ALG), qualified in 13th place for the all-around competition starting with 15.200 points on the uneven bars going straight to the top of ranking after rotation one.
2022 world champion, Rebeca Andrade of Brazil qualified in fourth place for this final and was eager for the medals. Her new floor routine was excellent and full of power, 14.066 points! She impressed the crowed with her amazing skills during the all-around final claiming the silver medal! Team mate Flavia Saraiva (BRA) performed strongly on vault (13.766) but fell on the uneven bars (12.633) and floor (12.200).
2022 all-around silver medallist Shilese Jones (USA) showed some technically beautiful routines with great execution on beam (14.066) and vault (14.233). For the second year in a row she claims a medal at a world championship. Elsabeth Black (CAN), in the same group with the American girls, got a 14.000 on vault
Amazing all-around gymnast Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos (FRA) had a rough start with a fell on the uneven bars (12.500) but made up for it with her exercise on beam, 13.466 and floor, 14.066 and vault 14.066.
From start to finish, the women’s individual all-around final at the 2023 World Championships was a display of excellence and emotions but in the end, it was Queen Simone Biles who won gold!
Simone Biles (26) had an historic appointment this evening at the World Championships in Antwerp. With this gold medal she surpasses her latest competitor, Vitaly Scherbo to have to most medals a gymnasts ever had. The former top gymnast from the 90s amassed 33 medals in his career at World Championships and Olympics. Now she really is the greatest of all times - GOAT!
All scores here.
Simone Biles (USA) - 58.399
Rebeca Andrade (BRA) - 56.766 points
Shilese Jones (USA) - 56.332 points
Competition continues tomorrow with the apparatus finals. Buy your tickets here!