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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 sets new all-time record for medals at a World Championships after winning her 24th title in balance beam competition

  Simone Biles sets new all-time record for medals at a World Championships after winning her 24th title in balance beam competition Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the World Championships by winning the balance beam competition on Sunday.It's the 24th world championship medal for Biles, breaking a tie on 23 with the Belarusian men's gymnast Vitaly Scherbo.

Simone Biles won a record 21 st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the U.S. retained its women's team all-around title. It was Biles ' 15th career gold and broke a tie with Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals overall by a woman at the world

Simone Biles breaks the record for World Gymnastics Championships medals won by a woman with her 21 st medal as the USA take the team title.

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.

Simone Arianne Biles (born March 14, 1997) is an American artistic gymnast. Biles is the 2016 Olympic individual all-around, vault and floor gold medalist , and balance beam bronze medalist .

STUTTGART, Germany — Simone Biles won a record 21 st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women’s team all-around title. It was Biles ’ 15th career gold and broke a tie with Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals

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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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