October 10, 2014

NANNING, China (AP) Simone Biles of the United States won her second straight all-around gold medal at the gymnastics world championships on Friday.

Biles scored 15.066 on her floor routine to finish with 60.231 points and defend the title she won last year in Antwerp, Belgium.

Larisa Iordache of Romania won silver with 59.765 points, and Kyla Ross of the United States took bronze with 58.232.

Biles held a 0.133-point lead over Iordache after three of four events. Iordache's title hopes took a hit when she stepped out during her floor routine.

Biles led Ross after the vault and maintained her lead despite finishing fifth on the uneven bars and third on the balance beam.

Aliya Mustafina of Russia finished fourth with 57.465 points, ahead of Yao Jinnan of China with 57.465.

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