• American takes gold with biggest winning margin yet
• Xijing Tang gets silver, Angelika Melnikova bronze
Simone Biles continued to stake her claim as one of the most dominant athletes of the generation as she bulldozed all competition to win her fifth world championships individual all-around gold medal in Stuttgart with a score of 58.999. She took with a cushion of 2.1 points, the biggest of her career, as Xijing Tang of China won silver and Russia’s Angelika Melnikova took bronze.
“It means the world to me,” she said afterwards. “For my fifth, that’s kind of unheard of so it was really exciting. But we finished strong and we gave it our all it’s super exciting that we had the opportunity to do this.”