October 5, 2013 |
Simone Biles edged teammate Kyla Ross to give the U.S. women's gymnastics team a sweep of the first two places in the all-around competition Friday in the world championships at Antwerp, Belgium. Biles, 16, also qualified for all four apparatus finals this weekend, the first female U.S. gymnast to do so since Shannon Miller in 1991. Ross, a 16-year-old from Aliso Viejo, led by 0.016 points going into the floor routine, but Biles finished impressively for an overall score of 60.216 points to Ross' 59.332.
October 4, 2013 |
Simone Biles and Kyla Ross gave the U.S. women's gymnastics team the top two places in the all-around competition Friday in the 2013 World Championships at Antwerp, Belgium. Biles scored 60.216, just ahead of the 59.332 by Ross, a 16-year-old from Aliso Viejo who was part of the U.S. Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnastics team at the 2012 Games in London. It's the third time in history the U.S. has won gold and silver all-around world championship medals. “It hasn't sunken in yet,” Biles said of being world all-around champion.
October 1, 2013 |
Kyla Ross, 16, a member of the U.S. women's gymnastics gold-medal-winning team at the 2012 Olympics, who trains at Gym-Max in Costa Mesa, posted the highest score Tuesday in the first subdivision of women's qualifying at the 2013 World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. Recently crowned U.S. all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas, and 2012 team gold medalist and vault silver medalist and defending world champion vault gold medalist McKayla Maroney of Long Beach will compete later Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
September 30, 2013 |
After three of the four qualifying subdivisions at the world gymnastics trials in Antwerp, Belgium, Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast stood second to Japan's defending world champion, Kohei Uchimura. The fourth qualifying session will be Tuesday morning. Uchimura, who has three world all-around championships plus the 2012 Olympic all-around gold medal, scored 91.924 points and Mikulak had 89.532. China's Lin Chaopan was third with 89.430. The top 24 scorers will advance to the all-around finals.
September 17, 2013 |
McKayla Maroney of Long Beach and Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo are two of the four women's gymnasts selected to represent the United States at the world gymnastics championships Sept. 30-Oct. 6 in Antwerp, Belgium. Maroney became famous at the 2012 London Olympics for her facial expression after failing to win a gold medal in the vault, the apparatus on which she was the world champion. Ross was also a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team last summer. Also on the team are Simone Biles of Spring, Texas, who recently won the all-around title at the U.S. nationals, and Brenna McDowell of Odessa, Mo., who was the bronze medalist at nationals.
August 18, 2013 |
Senior-level newcomer Simone Biles eked out a national all-around gymnastics title while two women's locals who were members of the 2012 Olympic gold-medal team won two event finals this weekend. Biles, 16, edged out Aliso Viejo's 16-year-old Kyla Ross to win her first all-around title in Hartford, Conn. Newport Coast's Sam Mikulak, a University of Michigan junior, despite two falls on his last routine, the pommel horse, won the men's title. At only 4-feet-8, Biles put her stamp on the meet with a saucy floor exercise performance and edged out Ross with a score of 120.450 to 120.250.