Simone Biles sets record for most medals at gymnastics worlds

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam competition Sunday.It’s the 24th world championship medal for Biles, breaking a tie on 23 with the Belarusian men’s gymnast Vitaly Scherbo. Biles scored 15.066 on the beam after a near-flawless routine, opting for a simpler dismount than the double-double she performed earlier in the championships.China took silver and bronze with Liu Tingting on 14.433 and Li Shijia on 14.3, respectively.It’s the fourth victory for Biles at these world championships after team gold Tuesday, individual all-around gold Thursday and vault gold Saturday.A fifth place on uneven bars Saturday ended Biles’ chances of winning a medal in all six events, which she did last year in her comeback world championships after a sabbatical in 2017. Of her 24 career world medals, 18 are gold, against 12 of 23 for Scherbo.Earlier, Russia’s Nikita Nagornyy won the men’s vault for this third gold medal of the championships. He’s the first European man to win the vault since 2010.Nagornyy scored an average 14.966 from his two vaults, beating his friend and Russian teammate Artur Dalaloyan into second place. The bronze went to Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov.The 38-year-old Romanian Marian Dragulescu, a four-time world champion, secured qualification for his fifth Olympics by placing fourth. First Published: 13th October, 2019 21:10 IST SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Last Updated: 13th October, 2019 21:10 IST Simone Biles Sets Record For Most Medals At Gymnastics Worlds Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam competition Sunday. Written By COMMENT Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Pumpsie Green, Red Sox’s first African American player, dies at 85

first_imgForever a part of #RedSox history. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/P5ZJNBL5Lx— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 18, 2019″Pumpsie Green occupies a special place in our history,” Red Sox principal owner John Henry said in a statement Wednesday evening. “He was, by his own admission, a reluctant pioneer, but we will always remember him for his grace and perseverance in becoming our first African-American player. He paved the way for the many great Sox players of color who followed. For that, we all owe Pumpsie a debt of gratitude.”Green debuted with the Red Sox on July 21, 1959, during an extended road trip, making the team the last in MLB to integrate, a dozen years after the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson broke the big leagues’ color barrier. Related News Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, the first African American player in Red Sox history, has died. He was 85.Green died Wednesday at Kaiser San Leandro Hospital in California, the team confirmed, but offered no other details. A moment of silence was observed before Boston’s home game Wednesday against the Blue Jays.  MLB trade rumors: Potential sleeper moves Astros, Yankees, Phillies could make to bolster rotations MLB trade rumors: Dodgers could make ‘a strong play’ for Royals reliever Jake Diekman Green played his first game at Fenway Park two weeks later, on Aug. 4, 1959, in a doubleheader against the Kansas City Athletics.He said this year in an interview with NESN (via The Associated Press) that he remembered receiving a standing ovation when he came to the plate, batting leadoff.”It was heart-warming and nerve-wracking,” he told reporters in 1997, when he returned to Boston to take part in ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of Robinson’s historic debut. “But I got lucky: I hit a triple off the left-center fence.” Green spent four of his five MLB seasons with Boston. He appeared in a career-high 133 games with the Red Sox in 1960. A light-hitting middle infielder, he had a career .246 batting average with 13 home runs, 74 RBIs and 12 stolen bases. He closed his career with a single season,1963, with the Mets.”We salute the courage Pumpsie Green demonstrated 60 years ago when he became our first player of color,” Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said in the statement. “Despite the challenges he faced, he showed great resilience and took pride in wearing our uniform. He honored us by his presence. We send our deepest condolences to Pumpsie’s family and friends.”Green, who has been living in his native California, was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2018. MLB trade rumors: Rangers ‘likely’ to move Mike Minor; Phillies, Brewers interested in starterlast_img read more