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Six-Time World Champions!
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Simone Biles and company won their sixth World Championships, defeating second-place Russia. The Americans scored 171.629 and the Russians tallied 162.863, a winning margin of 8.766. Biles, of course did all four events. She also totaled 14.866 on uneven bars, the highest score of the Team Finals. Biles also had the highest vault score (15.500) and the best score on floor exercise (14.766). Kara Eaker performed only on balance beam, but her score there was the highest, as well (14.333).

Brazil was in third place after the third rotation, when China was in seventh and Canada occupied last place in the eight-team final China claimed the bronze medal (162.396) and Canada placed fourth (161.644). Both China and Canada finished on vault, one of the highest scoring events.

In order of finish were France (161.294); Japan (160.262); Brazil (159.830); and Germany (159.428).

"It’s very exciting because we put in a lot of hard work … into our performances tonight,” Biles said. “We hold ourselves to high expectations every time we step on the mat, so it’s a little bit scary, even when we have mistakes … (people say) you guys are going to win anyways. But it’s our personal performance is how we feel rather than the scoreboard.”

Read complete coverage of the 2018 World Championships in our December issue of International Gymnast.

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