Derwael stops Biles to win uneven gold; Seitz takes bronze
DOHA: Belgium’s Nina Derwael won her maiden gold medal in a World Championships when she won the women’s uneven bar final here at the Aspire Dome on Friday evening.
The win was a significant one as she stopped Simone Biles from winning her second gold of the evening after the American triumphed in the vault final.
Interestingly, the American has yet to win on uneven bars at the Worlds.
“It’s been a challenge in the past and I’m trying to get over that,” said Biles on the eve.
Derwael collected 15.200 points which was much better than Biles’ (14.700) while Germany’s Elisabeth Seitz came third (14.600).