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Sport Simone Biles breaks record by winning 21st medal

08:00  09 october  2019
08:00  09 october  2019 Source:   theweek.com

Simone Biles' steadying world gymnastics presence can't be overlooked

  Simone Biles' steadying world gymnastics presence can't be overlooked US women win fifth consecutive team title, giving Simone Biles a record 21st medal at world championships. And she also settled down the team.The U.S. women kept their golden streak intact with a fifth consecutive title at the world championships Tuesday, and it’s largely thanks to Biles’ composure. Well, that and her jaw-dropping talent, which was on full display as she brought down the house with her final floor routine.

a man jumping in the air: Simone Biles. © Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Simone Biles.

The United States women's team won the all-around title Tuesday at the world gymnastics championships in Germany, giving standout Simone Biles a record 21st medal.

Biles now has 15 career gold medals. With Tuesday's team win, she is no longer tied with Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most overall medals earned by a woman at the world championships. Vitaly Scherbo holds the record for both men and women, with 23 medals.

l-r Sunisa Lee, Simone Biles, Jade Carey, Grace McCullum and Kara Eaker of USA pose for a team picture after winning gold in the Women's Team Finals on Day 5 of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on October 08, 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. © Getty Images l-r Sunisa Lee, Simone Biles, Jade Carey, Grace McCullum and Kara Eaker of USA pose for a team picture after winning gold in the Women's Team Finals on Day 5 of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on October 08, 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.

The U.S. team defeated second-place Russia by 5.801 points, winning its seventh-straight team title at a world championships or Olympics. Biles, who had the best individual scores for the floor, balance beam, and vault, will compete on Thursday in the individual all-around final. "Every year it feels better and better just because we're adding to the legacy," she said. "I feel like I never think of records. I just go out there and do what I came to do, which is compete for the country."

Simone Biles becomes first woman to win five all-around world titles

  Simone Biles becomes first woman to win five all-around world titles United States superstar Simone Biles claimed another piece of history on Thursday and could break the overall medal record this weekend.Simone Biles made history yet again on Thursday, becoming the first woman to win five all-around titles at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart.

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a hand holding a red ball: Simone Biles competes in the women's floor during women's team final of the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Championships at Aspire Dome on Oct. 30 in Doha, Qatar. The Americans won their fourth consecutive gold at worlds.

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