Historic win for Biles at Gymnastics World Championship

Tweet By Daniella Challis Simone Biles bought home gold for USA in the women’s floor final making it a record 14th world title, with teammate Morgan Hurd taking silver. Angelina Melnikova just missed out on a medal scoring 0.033 behind third place Mai Murakami, the previous floor champion. The win made it Biles’ sixth medal of the championships, hosted in Doha, Qatar. Despite her step backwards in the first tumble and a step out of the floor in her second which cost her a 0.3 point penalty. Biles was well…

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PyeongChang 2018: Lighting the flame

Tweet The countdown to the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang officially started yesterday when the Olympic flame was lit up during a touching ceremony in the Temple of Hera on Mount Olympus in Greece. After addresses by Efthymios Kotzas, Mayor of Ancient Olympia, Lee Hee-beom, President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee, Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, and Spyros Capralos President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee the ceremony begun. Slight drizzle forced organisers to use the back-up flame that was lit on Sunday instead…

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