10/30/2018 6:57:17 PM (GMT+3)

Biles speaks after USA won WAG Team final gold

Biles speaks after USA won WAG Team final gold

DOHA: Comments from Simone Biles of the USA after her team won gold in the women’s team final at Aspire Dome on Tuesday.

On her performance, which included a near-fall on balance beam and an out-of-bounds landing on floor exercise, and her team’s performance:

“Mistakes happen. We go back into training and hopefully work on the little mistakes that we have, but overall (it was) pretty good. I felt really good. It’s exciting to be out there, especially with the group of girls we had tonight. It felt unreal. I can’t believe it’s World Championships and we’re competing again.”

On extending to four the streak of consecutive USA team golds at Worlds:

“It’s exciting to keep the streak going, but we have to hold up upon ourselves every time we go out there.”

On her mistake on balance beam, where she had to grab the apparatus to avoid falling off:

“I get a little jittery every time I go into that skill (piked front somersault) because it’s near the end and I know what I’m capable of. I don’t know why I get so shy on that skill. It’s a forward-landing skill but in practice it’s usually do good, so I think it shakes me up and I lose a little focus, but it’s something we need to work on.”

On keeping herself and her team-mates in a highly competitive mood, knowing they were heaving favoured to win:

“It’s just instilled in us. We’re used to it but we also know the expectations that we have on ourselves whenever we go out there, so I think that’s what keeps us going.”