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Nina Derwael, who became the first Belgian gymnast to win a gold medal at a World championships last year, successfully defended her title on bars today at Stuttgart's event finals.

British gymnast Becky Downie, who was the second competitor on bars, was in gold medal position up until she got outscored by the Belgium gymnast at the end of the competition.

This is Downie's first individual medal at World championships. She was part of the bronze medal winning GB team at 2015 Worlds. She is also the 2014 and 2016 European champion on the uneven bars.

After a rough all around competition, US Sunisa Lee managed to take third place. Teammate Simone Biles came in 5th. 

Russian gymnasts Angelina Melniova and Daria Spiridonova finished in 4th and 6th places respectively.

Liu Tingting of China had a 7th place finish while Elisabeth Seitz of Germany finished last after a fall on her pak salto transition.



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American gymnasts Simone Biles and Jade Carey took first and second place respectively on vault at the current World championships' event finals.

Both gymnasts went for the same vaults, Cheng (D:6) and Amanar (D:5.8). This is Biles 23rd medal at World championships and her second World title on vault. 

Carey was the silver medalist on the event at the 2017 World championships. It is worth mentioning that Carey topped Biles on the event during the qualifications.

British Elissa Downie took the bronze medal, which is her first individual medal at a World championships.

Downie competed a double twisting Yurchenko (5.4) and a Cheng. Canada's Shallon Olsen, who won silver at last year's Worlds, finished in fourth place.

Alexa Moreno, who became the first female Mexican gymnast to win a medal at a World championships last year on vault, came in 6th place.

China's Qi Qi got 5th place and Russia's Lilia Akhiamova got 7th. 

 South Korea's Yeo Seojeong had a fall on her handspring double twist attempt thus finishing last. Earlier this year, Seojeong became the first female gymnast to land the vault.




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After a very strong performance, Tang Xijing captured the silver medal in the all around competition of the World championships that is currently being held in Stuttgart, Germany.


This is China's first World all around medal in women's gymnastics since Yao Jinnan in 2011.

What's even more impressive is that Xijing did not originally qualify to the all around final. Teammates Liu Tingting  and Li Shijia had higher scores in the qualification hence were the ones to head to the all around final. While, Xijing scored more than two full points lower than her teammates.

After Tingting withdrew from the final, Xijing filled in the spot.

Russia's Angelina Melnikova took the bronze medal, which is her first individual medal at a World championships. At last year's Worlds, she won silver with her team and finished in 5th place and 4th place in the all around and on floor exercise respectively. 

In 2017, she had a 16th place finish.

The gold medal went to Legendary US gymnast Simone Biles, increasing her World medal count to 22.

Her teammate Sunisa Lee finished in 8th place. 2017 World all around silver medalist Elsabeth Black of Canada placed fourth. Belgium's Nina Derwael and Brasil's Faliva Saraiva came in 5th and 7th place respectively.

By finishing in 6th place, Germany's Elisabeth Sietz had her best World all around placement.

The reigning European all around champion Melanie de Jesus dos Santos of France had a rough competition, falling off the bars twice and subsequently finishing in 20th place.

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Double Olympian Jade Barbosa has been diagnosed with an ACL tear after suffering an injury during the qualifications of the 2019 World championships.

The Brazilian gymnast injured herself after landing her double twisting Yurchenko on vault. She was pulled out of the competition and did not compete on the uneven bars which she was considered an asset on for the team.

Brasil has missed the chance to qualify as a full team for Tokyo Olympics. Since her ACL tear would likely take from six to eight months recovery, Barbosa won't have the chance to try for an individual Olympic spot.

Teammate Flavia Saraiva secured her Olympic spot by qualifying to this Worlds' all around final in 10th place.

Twelve years ago, Barbosa became the first Brazilian gymnast to win an all around World medal, a bronze. The world championships were held in the same city that currently hosts the 2019 Worlds (Stuttgart, Germany).

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Today, Italy delivered a historical performance at the 2019 World championships which is being held in Stuttgart, Germany.

La Squadra Azurra captured the bronze medal in the team final competition. This is Italy's first ever medal at a Worlds team final competition in modern day gymnastics and the first since 1950 which was also a bronze.

The team consisted of Desirée Carofiglio, Alice D'Amato, Asia D'Amato, Elisa Iorio and Giorgia Villa. In the qualification, they finished in last place.

With USA gymnastics team winning their fifth consecutive world gold medal, Simone Biles became the most successful female gymnast of all time at World championships breaking her tie with retired Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina.

The Russian gymnasts took silver, the same as last year's Worlds. While China settled for fourth place after suffering from several falls. China won bronze last year.

France and Canada finished in 5th and 6th respectively. Netherlands placed 7th. Great Britain finished last.

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