11/3/2018 5:30:23 PM (GMT+3)

China's Liu wins women's balance beam gold; Biles ends up with bronze


DOHA: China’s Liu Tingting uncorked a huge surprise in the women’s balance beam final when she won the gold at the 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships here at the Aspire Dome on Saturday.

The 18-year-old (14.533), who came in the last rotation, not only overcame World Championship rookie Ana Padurariu by 0.433 points for the title and also denied superstar Simone Biles of USA (13.600) her fourth gold in the competition.

This was Liu’s second medal in the event after winning a bronze in the Team final.