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Canada's Ana Padurariu wins balance beam silver at artistic gymnastics worlds

Ana Padurariu​ captured Canada's second medal of the world gymnastics championships on Saturday in in Doha, Qatar. The 16-year-old from Whitby, Ont., earned a silver medal in the balance beam final.

American superstar Simone Biles leaves event with 6 medals - including 3 world titles

Canada's Anne-Marie Padurariu shows her silver medal for her performance on the balance beam on the second and last day of the apparatus finals of the Gymnastics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday. (Vadim Ghirda/The Associated Press)

Ana Padurariu​ captured Canada's record-setting second medal of the world gymnastics championships on Saturday in in Doha, Qatar.

The 16-year-old from Whitby, Ont., earned a silver medal in the balance beam final with a score of 14.100 to top her 13.966 qualifying total.

"This is unbelievable, I'm still trying to believe it right now," Padurariu said. "It paid off. These weeks have been a roller coaster, but it ended on a good note, and that's all I can ask for."

Watch the Canadian's medal-winning performance:

The 16-year-old from Whitby, Ont., earned a silver medal in the balance beam final at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha. 3:28

Shallon Olsen of Surrey, B.C., took silver in vault on Friday.

China's Liu Tingting captured the balance beam world title with a score of 14.533, while American superstar Simone Biles took bronze (13.600).

Ellie Black, of Halifax, scored 13.033 to place fifth in the event.

Biles takes floor exercise title

Biles also won the floor exercise (14.933) at the world gymnastics championships on Saturday, wrapping up a remarkable meet in which she competed while battling a kidney stone.

The Olympic champion won six medals in all at the Aspire Dome, including gold in the team final, the all-around and the vault to go with the bronze on beam as well as a silver medal on uneven bars.

Biles now has 20 career world championships medals, tied with Svetlana Khorkina of Russia for the most by a female gymnast.

Brooklyn Moors of Cambridge, Ont., was the lone Canadian in the floor finals, finishing eighth (13.066).

On Tuesday, Moors was part of the best-ever women's result by a Canadian team at the artistic gymnastics world championships, placing fourth with Sophie Marois, Olsen, Black and Padurariu.

Next for Canada is the trampoline gymnastics world championships, starting Nov. 7 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

With files from The Associated Press

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