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

Falconets Lash Tanzanites 6-0, Move to Next Round Â

first_imgA brace each by Rasheedat Ajibade and Folashade Ijamilusi and a goal each by Imo Anam and Cynthia Aku steered the Nigeria Under-20 women team to a 6-0 win over their Tanzanian counterparts in Dar es Salaam yesterday. First half ended 4-0 in favour of the Falconets at the Azam Stadium. The win took the Falconets to a 9-0 aggregate win over the East Africans, and a place in the second round of the African qualifying series for next year’s FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals. Ajibade also netted a brace in the first leg at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City a fortnight ago, with the other goal by defender Lilian Tule. The two-time World Cup silver medallists will now square up against the winner of the fixture between Morocco and Senegal in the second round, set for November 2017. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Senate Probes ‘Mismanagement’ of Japan Grants

first_imgThe Plenary of the Senate has mandated its committees on Foreign Affairs, and Public Accounts to conduct a full scale probe into the alleged mismanagement of several grants from the Government of Japan.The decision was prompted by a letter from Grand Kru County Senator, Dr. Peter Sonpon Coleman, in which he requested his colleagues to investigate the mismanagement allegation, a situation he claimed, “has the propensity to deprive the people of Liberia of future donor funding, if not corrected.”Senator Coleman recalled the recent media reports of the mismanagement of the Japanese grant, and the subsequent dismissal of two senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The two dismissed officials are claiming to be innocent and described themselves as ‘sacrificial lambs’ for the higher ups at the Foreign Ministry and other officials of Government,” he said.The Grand Kru County Lawmaker reminded his colleagues that Liberia is a third world and developing country that is literally reliant on donor funding for major infrastructure projects; to name a few, the Red Light to Ganta road pavement, Harper-Fish Town pavement, two HFO Electricity Power Plants, Mount Coffee Hydro Power Plant Rehabilitation, and the Somalia Drive pavement. All of these projects are funded by the World Bank, African Development Bank, Japanese, Norwegian, German governments and the European Union.”Senator Coleman maintained that “given my personal experience, after many years of interacting with multilateral and bilateral donors, where there is evidence of corruption in funding provided by one donor, it has the propensity to affect funding from other donors.”He emphasized the importance for the Government to conduct a full scale investigation on the alleged mismanagement of the Japanese Government grant, especially in the wake of claims and counter claims at the Foreign Ministry, and what he described as “window dressing” intervention by the Executive.“Madam Presiding and distinguished colleagues, it is in this light that I would like to appeal to the Plenary of the Senate to mandate the Committee on Foreign Affairs to conduct a full scale probe into this very embarrassing scandal so as not to deprive our people of future donor funding,” Coleman said in his letter to plenary.Meanwhile, the two committees have been mandated to report to plenary within one week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more