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

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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.