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American Hurd wins all-around title at gymnastics world championships

American Morgan Hurd seized the all-around title at the gymnastics world championships in Montreal on Friday.
The 16-year-old grabbed the United States' seventh straight Olympic or world all-around title by edging out Canada’s Elsabeth Black 55.232 to 55.132.
U.S. champion Ragan Smith withdrew minutes before the competition with an ankle injury. Smith, a favourite to take the gold after finishing second in qualifications, was taken for X-Rays and her absence cleared the way for Hurd.
Injuries have plagued the competition with Romania's Larisa Iordache, a two-time world all-around medallist, tearing her Achilles tendon during the warmups and Kohei Uchimura pulling out of the men's qualifications due to a torn ankle ligament.
Hurd’s triumph makes her the youngest Olympic or world all-around champion since Aliya Mustafina in 2010.
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