Skiurlaub- günstig mit FeWo-direkt
Espresso der Extra-Klasse


Bundesliga-Tickets mit Garantie!


     
Hotelsuche in 
 

1ST LEAD Gymnastics star Biles cruises to second Rio gold in one-two US finish By Alexandra Mayer-Hohdahl, dpa

Europe
Von unserem dpa-Korrespondenten und Europe Online   auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Gymnastics sensation Simone Biles clinched her second gold medal of the Rio Olympics on Thursday, delivering a one-two finish for the United States in the all-around competition ahead ofAlexandra Raisman.

The win makes the US the first country ever to claim four consecutive golds in the women‘s event, after also winning in 2004, 2008 and 2012. The Soviet Union still holds the record for most titles in the event with six gold medals.

Biles finished with a total of 62.198 points, followed by Raisman with 60.098 points. Russia‘s Aliya Mustafina took bronze with 58.665 points.

"I think that the USA team is currently very strong and practically we cannot reach up to this level," Mustafina said. "I like it because it is very important when there is a team in gymnastics that you have to follow, that you can learn from."

It is only the second time in Olympic history that a country manages a one-two finish in the women‘s individual all-around. Raisman said she remembers watching as a child when the US achieved it the first time, at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

"Now to be able to do it with Simone, it‘s very special," she added.

Biles, 19, is competing in her first Games, but has won a record 10 gold medals at world championships and is already being touted as the greatest female gymnast ever and a top star in Rio.

She dominated Thursday‘s competition from the start, by scoring 15.866 points on the vault with a so-called amanar - one of the most difficult routines.

She yielded the lead only briefly to Mustafina in the second round of the competition, after scoring 14.966 points on the uneven bars, considered her weak point. She took the highest score in all of the other events.

Usually stoic, Biles got teary-eyed at the end of the competition.

"I‘ve been dreaming of it for a couple of years now and it‘s unreal how it happened, so I was just so excited," she said afterwards.

"I knew Simone was going to win and I was just hoping that I would be able to get second," Raisman added. "It never gets old watching her, she‘s incredible."

Biles is still in the running for three more individual medals in Rio, in the vault, balance beam and floor exercise.

"She‘s incredible. She is just unbelievable, an extraordinary athlete and person. She‘s going to continue to do well at these Olympics," Canadian gymnast Elsabeth Black predicted.

Biles and Raisman received a standing ovation from spectators at the Rio Olympic Arena on Thursday evening, even though many had not come to support the US team.

Home favourite Jade Barbosa of Brazil had to bow out of the competition after hurting her foot during her floor routine. Compatriot Rebecca Andrade was cheered on by the roaring crowd, but only came in eleventh.

Facts
 

 

Kommentare zu diesem Artikel
 
Neuer Kommentar
Name *
Email * (wird nicht öffentlich angezeigt)
Kommentar
* Pflichtangaben
 
Diesen Artikel empfehlen

Absender Empfänger Nachricht (optional)
Name
E-Mail

Name
E-Mail
   
 
Weitere Artikel zu diesem Thema
 
Europe
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - She may be only 1,45 metres tall, but US gymnast Simone Biles is expected to be among the biggest stars at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.The 19-year-old is competing in her first Games, but has won a record 10 gold medals at
weiter
Europe
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Kohei Uchimura emulated legendary countryman Sawao Kato when he claimed back-to-back Olympic all-around gymnastics golds for Japan on Wednesday in a dramatic battle with Ukraine‘s Oleg Verniaiev.Uchimura snatched the gold
weiter
Europe
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - The strange green colour of the outdoor diving and water polo pools at the Rio Olympics do not pose a danger to athletes‘ health, organizers reiterated Thursday, despite complaints from water polo players who competed the
weiter
Europe
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - The US women‘s gymnastics team breezed through to a gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, leaving their closest competitor Russia trailing behind by eight points.There had been no question that the United States
weiter
Europe
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Katie Ledecky began her latest attempt to rewrite the Olympic record books in the heats of the women‘s 800-metre freestyle in Rio de Janeiro Thursday.The United States prodigy Ledecky posted 8 minutes 12.86 seconds, well
weiter
Europe
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - The US women‘s gymnastics team breezed through to a gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, with rising star Simone Biles taking the growing media attention in stride.The 19-year-old is competing in her first Games,
weiter
 
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Reiseportal
 
REISEPORTAL
Seoul (dpa) - An overview of venues to be used to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in 2018.Pyeongchang Mountain ClusterLocated around 180 kilometres east of Seoul in the Gangwon province. Here there is the 35,000-capacity Olympic stadium for the
Frankfurt (dpa) - Germany will be unable to host an Olympic Games inside the next decade but the subject will not remain closed, a leading official has said."The overall topic of a potential bid has rather a mid- or long-term character," German
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - The International Olympic Committee advanced plans on Thursday to set up an independent anti-doping testing system following the drugs scandal in Russian sports.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is also set to
Berlin (dpa) - Medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be made from recycled material as local organizers called on the Japanese population to donate "discarded or obsolete electronic devices" for the purpose."The organizing committee aims to
The Olympic spirit is perhaps best in evidence when, for a brief, shining and historical moment, an outsider from a small nation grabs the glory with their first-ever medal.Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Tears of joy, being overcome by emotion, instant fame,
Budapest (dpa) - Hungarian Premier Viktor Orban, currently attending the Rio Olympics, put in a word for Budapest‘s bid to host the 2024 summer games, promising a compact venue that would make "one large Olympic park" of Hungary‘s capital
 
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Nachrichtenportal
 
NACHRICHTEN
Buenos Aires (dpa) - Spanish Attorney General Jose Manuel Maza died suddenly in Argentina on Saturday, the Spanish government confirmed.Maza, who suffered from diabetes, had been admitted to a hospital in Buenos Aires for an infection earlier in the
London (dpa) - Gerry Adams, the president of the Irish republican party Sinn Fein, announced Saturday in Dublin that he will step down from the post in 2018.The 69-year-old veteran of his party‘s struggle to end the partition of Ireland told
London (dpa) - Gerry Adams, the president of the Irish republican party Sinn Fein, has announced that he will step down from the post in 2018.The 69-year-old veteran of his party‘s struggle to end the partition of Ireland told party members in
London (dpa) - Gerry Adams, the president of the Irish republican party Sinn Fein, announces that he will stand down next year.
Berlin (dpa) - The skiing governing body FIS is to provide an update on the status of six Russian cross country skiers disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for doping violations next Thursday.Alexander Legkov, Evgeniy Belov, Julia Ivanova,
Berlin (dpa) - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned political parties trying to form a new coalition under Chancellor Angela Merkel not to engage in "panicked debates about fresh elections."In an interview with Die Welt newspaper to be
Wetter

Rhodos


(19.11.2017 03:56)

16 / 19 °C


20.11.2017
15 / 18 °C
21.11.2017
14 / 17 °C
powered by wetter.com
Stock News

Ecken
LÄNDER
STÄDTE
EUROPA-TOUREN
banner

banner

banner

banner

© europe online publishing house GmbH, Weiden, Germany, info@europeonline-magazine.eu | Impressum