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13:15  09 october  2019
13:15  09 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Simone Biles breaks record by winning 21st medal

  Simone Biles breaks record by winning 21st medal 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. The U.S. teamBiles 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.

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Simone Biles practicing her triple double this week ahead of the national championships.CreditCreditBedel Saget and Eden Weingart. It was a reminder, in case people somehow forgot, that she is the greatest American gymnast of all time. With a combined 25 world

STUTTGART, Germany -- Simone Biles is the ultimate security blanket. 

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.

But it was Biles who settled the Americans while one team after another saw its medals hopes disappear in a cloud of chalk dust. When Grace McCallum botched a skill on uneven bars, swinging wildly to keep herself from falling off, and when Sunisa Lee tumbled off balance beam, Biles was there in the next routine to pick them up.  

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Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women's team title. “ We ’ re happy that we got second because we can ’ t battle the Americans just yet, but today the gap was significantly lower than at the last few world

“To have somebody with that level of experience,” national team coordinator Tom Forster said, “it’s absolutely reassuring.”

The U.S. women have won every world and Olympic title since 2011, a run of dominance rarely seen in a sport where being even a millimeter off can leave you sprawling on the floor, your medal hopes next to you. And it’s not been close.

Simone Biles sitting at a ball: Simone Biles of the U.S. performs on the balance beam during women's team final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, © Matthias Schrader, AP Simone Biles of the U.S. performs on the balance beam during women's team final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany,

In the “Simone Era,” which began with the 2013 world championships, the Americans have won every title by five points or better. Their score of 172.330 points Tuesday was nearly six points ahead of Russia. See the score from the 49ers beatdown of the Cleveland Browns? Yeah. It's like that.

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Simone Biles wins record-breaking 21st medal at world gymnastics championships. " We ' re happy that we got second because we can ' t battle the Americans just yet, but today the gap was significantly lower than at the last few world championships," Melnikova said.

ST. LOUIS — At the end of the United States women’s gymnastics championships here on Sunday night, so many gold medals hung around Simone Biles ’s neck that when she walked, they clinked so loudly it made her giggle. A few times, she grabbed her medals to silence them and laughed yet again.

Biles is a big factor in that, obviously. The greatest gymnast of her and every other generation, she does skills nobody else even dares try, and does them better. She alone accounted for 2½ points of the Americans’ winning margin, posting the highest scores on vault, balance beam and floor exercise.

But it’s more than Biles’ gymnastics.

The U.S. women rarely make major errors – this is believed to be the first time since 2010 they’ve had to count a fall in team finals. But they have the security of knowing that, even if they do, Biles will be there to bail them out. The mistakes won’t snowball, as they did with, say, China.

The Chinese, second in qualifying, knew they had to score big on uneven bars and balance beam to have any chance of catching the Americans. But Chen Yile struggled through her bar routine, and team captain Liu Tingting fell not once, but twice.

(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) © AP (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

On beam, the next event, Liu fell again and went over the time limit. By the time that rotation was over, so were their medal hopes.

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Scenarios like that played out all over the floor, as teams crumbled at the thought of winning a medal or just under the general pressure.

“They saw that after qualifications they did very good and some teams felt they could get the medal. I think they put too much pressure on themselves,” said Laurent Landi, Biles’ coach.

Now contrast that with the Americans.

Their scores on vault, their first event, were good enough to secure them the title. But with three rotations still to go, you can’t bank on that.

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Sure enough, McCallum, first up on uneven bars, stalled on a handstand after a pirouette. Then, on beam, Lee had a big wobble and then the fall.

But instead of getting carried away by the errors, the Americans let Biles carry them. Up next after both McCallum and Lee, Biles delivered what are probably her best routines of the entire summer on both uneven bars and balance beam. 

“Simone knows herself. She knows how to calm herself down and to perform under a lot of pressure --  and after some of the little ones have made mistakes here and there,” Landi said.

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World champion gymnast Simone Biles is under pressure to be inevitable. The same can ’ t be said for Biles , who turned 19 in March. Since she aged into the senior ranks in 2013, Biles has broken or tied every record in women’s gymnastics and has been called the “most talented gymnast ever.”

Simone Biles is the only female gymnast in history to win three consecutive world championships. But the teenager from Spring knows that her legacy all depends on Rio. Gymnastics legend Mary Lou Retton has said that Biles “may be the most talented gymnast I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Added alternate MyKayla Skinner, “She’s incredible, and she’s always, always there to count on.”

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It’s not that Biles doesn’t feel the same pressure as everyone else. She does.

But she’s learned how to block it out and deliver.

For all of Biles’ medals – this latest gold was her 21st at world championships, a record for a female gymnast – it’s the team ones  she cherishes. So when the U.S. needs her most, she is at her best.

“We all put in a team effort for this medal,” she said, “so it's really special.”

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Biles closed the Americans’ night with a jaw-dropping performance on floor. Her triple-twisting, double somersault pass – now known as the Biles II – was breathtaking. She soared so high, she probably could have dusted off one of the lights. Not only did she stay in bounds on the landing, she stuck it, barely moving a muscle.

By the end of the routine, she was grinning and her teammates were jumping up and down, secure in the knowledge they were golden yet again.

“The other day we walked out there, and I was like, `I literally hate this feeling. I don't know why I keep forcing myself to do it. I hate that feeling like I'm gonna puke,’” Biles said. “We love the thrill of it, so it reminds me to never give up. Because one day, I won't have the opportunity to get that feeling.”

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