Biles wins fourth World all-around title at 2018 World Championships
posted on 11/01/2018

© John Cheng

DOHA, Qatar, Nov. 1, 2018 – Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, became the first woman to win four World all-around titles at the 2018 World Gymnastics Championships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar. Biles has won four of the last five World all-around titles, plus the 2016 Olympic all-around gold. Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, claimed the bronze medal. Competition continues with the individual event finals on Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. Doha time/9 a.m. ET, which will feature Biles, Hurd, Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, California/U.S. Olympic Training Center, and Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colorado/University of Oklahoma. U.S. fans can watch the finals live on olympicchannel.com and on the Olympic Channel.

Biles grabbed her fourth all-around gold with a 57.491. Japan’s Mai Murakami was second at 55.798, just edging out Hurd at 55.732. Biles had some challenges during today’s final, but still beat the field by almost two points.

The individual event scores for Biles and Hurd are listed below. Both Biles and Hurd began on vault.

  • Biles: all-around, 57.491; vault, 14.533; uneven bars, 14.725; balance beam, 13.233; and floor exercise, 15.000.
  • Hurd: all-around, 55.732; vault, 14.600; uneven bars, 14.333; balance beam, 12.933; and floor exercise, 13.866.

Biles will compete in all four event finals, and Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, California/U.S. Olympic Training Center, will also compete in four.

The U.S. women and men compete on both days of event finals: Nov. 2 – floor exercise/ Mikulak and Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colorado/University of Oklahoma, vault/Biles, pommel horse/Mikulak, and uneven bars/Biles and Hurd; and Nov. 3 - balance beam/Biles and Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Missouri/Great American Gymnastics Express, parallel bars and horizontal bar/Mikulak, and floor exercise/Biles and Hurd.

The remaining finals schedule is: Nov. 2, event finals (men – floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women – vault, uneven bars), 9 a.m. ET; and Nov. 3, event finals (men – vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women – balance beam, floor exercise), 9 a.m. ET. Live scoring is available on the International Gymnastics Federation’s website.

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