Despite Yurchenko Double Pike, Rebeca Andrade Crushes Simone Biles Winning Streak in World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2023

In the All Around Finals at the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, history was made. Simone Biles, a decade after claiming her first all-around title in this very arena, secured her sixth title, cementing her status as the most successful gymnast, regardless of gender, in the history of the sport. With 34 medals from the world championships and the Olympics, an impressive 21 of them are gold. Biles concluded with a total of 58.399 points, boasting a lead of more than a point over the second-place finisher, Rebeca Andrade from Brazil, who had been the reigning world champion the previous year.

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Although Biles opted for a “less-difficult” Cheng vault compared to her Yurchenko double pike, She received a score of 15.1, with an execution score of 9.5 out of 10. Impressively, Biles performed her vault better than the reigning world champion, Rebeca Andrade, leaving the Brazilian 0.400 points behind after the first rotation. And now, on day 1 of the Apparatus finals at the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Rebeca Andrade came back with vengeance and crushed Biles with her own signature move.

Rebeca Andrade crushes Simone Biles on her own signature move


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Rebeca Andrade managed to outshine Biles on the vault. Biles executed her classic Yurchenko double pike on the vault, known as the “Biles II,” which boasts the highest difficulty score of 6.4. Unfortunately, she experienced a heartbreaking fall during her landing, resulting in her scoring 14.433 (with a 0.5 point deduction). For her second vault, Biles performed the Cheng vault and secured a score of 14.666. However, her formidable competitor, Rebeca Andrade, was back with a vengeance. Rebeca Andrade (BRA) began with the Cheng vault, delivering a phenomenal performance

She almost stuck the landing but took a few small steps, earning a remarkable score of 15.000. For her second vault, she executed the DTY, which was nearly flawless, earning her a score of 14.500. With an average score of 14.750, Rebeca Andrade emerged as the World Champion on vault. Despite the Yurchenko double pike’s highest difficulty level, Andrade managed to outperform the most decorated gymnast in the sport, Simone Biles.

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The final standings of the night

The final standings revealed Rebeca Andrade of Brazil securing the gold with a total score of 14.750. Biles from the USA took home the silver with a score of 14.549, and Yeo Seojeong of Korea earned the bronze with a score of 14.416.


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Rebeca Andrade’s exceptional performance on the vault at the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships marked an iconic moment in the world of gymnastics. Her ability to outclass Simone Biles, even on a vault with lower difficulty, showcased her remarkable skill and determination.

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This competition not only ended Biles’ winning streak of 2023 where she has always topped the competition, but also demonstrated the fierce competition and outstanding talent in the sport of gymnastics.

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