Both Talent and Dedication: Simone Biles makes history as first woman to win four all-around world titles


Simone Biles (gold) and Morgan Hurd (bronze) of the United States celebrate after winning medals during the women’s all-around final at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics Championships at Aspire Dome on Nov. 1 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo: Francois Nel, Getty Images)

Simone Biles won the women’s all-around title at the world gymnastics championships on Thursday.

The win, her record fourth at the championships, came despite falls on the vault and balance beam.

She also put one foot out of bounds on her first tumbling pass on the floor exercises, but a big advantage from difficulty points lifted her above Japan’s Mai Murakami.

Morgan Hurd, who won last year when Biles took time off, came in third.

Her victory, which was expected, extended a winning streak that started at the 2013 U.S. championships and continued through the Rio Olympics, where she won four gold medals.

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