Gymnastics queen Simone makes history at worlds with 'Biles II'


Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP)

USA gymnastics queen Simone Biles made history on her opening appearance at the 2019 world championships on Saturday by landing a triple double skill on the floor which will be named "Biles II".

The 22-year-old, who is set to add to her record tally in Stuttgart of 14 gold medals at her fifth world championships, landed one of her two new skills -- a triple-twisting double back on floor -- during qualification for the team event.

"@Simone_Biles tumbles into history again with her gorgeous triple twisting double tuck on floor! What a moment!," proudly tweeted the official USA Gymnastics account.

It means Biles now has three skills named after her and could leave Stuttgart with a fourth if she lands a double-twisting double tuck dismount off the beam.

Biles is set to star in Tuesday's team final, the women's all-round final on Thursday and the apparatus finals next weekend.