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Gymnastics: Worlds golds for Uchimura, Biles

Kohei Uchimura and Simone Biles set themselves up as the stars to watch at the 2016 Olympics after coming away with their tenth world titles from the World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow.

Kohei Uchimura and Simone Biles set themselves up as the stars to watch at the 2016 Olympics after coming away with their tenth world titles from the World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow.

Nine months out from Rio both placed the bar very high during the final world championships where gymnasts booked to their tickets to the Summer Games.

Biles won four gold medals to become at 18 years the holder of a record ten world women’s titles and the first to win three consecutive all-around gold.

The American women impressed on their way to defending their team title with US team coordinator Marta Karolyi confident of their Olympic chances. “For the Olympics they will be in total shape. It’s a great achievement,” said Karolyi of winning a fifth world women’s team title since 2003.

Biles and the US women helped put the United States top of the medals table with five gold, ahead of Japan whose four gold saw them outclass China, who dropped to fourth.

Despite it being her third Worlds Biles has never competed in an Olympics.

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