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

Kpelle Do: ‘The Way of Kpelle Fighting’

first_imgMaster Herbert E. Hazeley, Jr., is the founder of an art of taekwondo he described as ‘Kpelle Do’ that is loosely translated as ‘The Way of Kpelle Fighting.’Master Hazeley included in this fighting style of Kpelle Do with other martial-arts such as Tae-kwon-do, Sanuces Ryu, Boxing and Aikido, he said, while living in the United States.He introduced Kpelle Do in Monrovia on January 26, 2014, at the Sports Commission, on Broad Street and gained acceptance with the present membership of over 50 persons.A veteran of the United States army and navy, Master Hazeley is also a retired New York and Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and State Corrections officer.“I want Liberia to open the door for me to help,” Master Hazeley said, in an interview. He meant using his extensive knowledge in the security area, now that “we are facing UNMIL drawdown.”He said, “God has blessed me to have acquired knowledge in the security field which all started in Monrovia.”Master Haseley grew up on Ashmun Street where the new Central Bank building is located.He said his interest in country-fighting came from his Kpelle relatives. “I went ahead to develop the style and mixed it with other styles,” he said.Like other martial arts, Kpelle Do is mainly used for defensive purposes to protect the weak that is women and children and to also gain physical fitness.“Its central message is self defense,” Master Hazeley told the Daily Observer in an interview last Sunday.A religious man, he is a member of the Emmanuel AME Church in Frederickson, VA in the United States where he is a trustee, choir member and self-defense instructor.He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Diana E. Davis Orphanage Center in Brewerville.Master Hazeley presently trains every Sunday morning at the Tubman High School campus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more