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Sport Simone Biles wins vault, ties world gymnastics medal record

18:40  12 october  2019
18:40  12 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Simone Biles on brink of history at world championships in Germany

  Simone Biles on brink of history at world championships in Germany Simone Biles on brink of history at world championships in Germany .© Provided by Oath Inc. The gymnastics superstar has a chance to break multiple medal records and write herself into the Code of Points at the world championships this month. (Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images) The four-time Olympic gold medalist has an opportunity to have herself written into the gymnastics Code of Points forever.

STUTTGART, Germany -- Simone Biles is in record form.

Biles won gold on vault Saturday, her 23rd medal at the world gymnastics championships. That ties the record for most world medals, set by Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus – though Scherbo had two more events to collect them.

Fellow American Jade Carey won the silver while Britain’s Ellie Downie was the bronze medalist.

Biles is all but assured of having the worlds medal record to herself by the time the meet ends. She competes on uneven bars later Saturday, and is on the balance beam and floor exercise finals Sunday. She is the reigning world champion on floor and was the silver medalist on bars and bronze medalist on beam last year.

Gymnastics championships: Simone Biles penalized for being too good

  Gymnastics championships: Simone Biles penalized for being too good Simone Biles has a new element to do at the world championships, but the value of it is being watered down to keep other gymnasts from trying it.In an effort to deter other gymnasts from trying skills they are not physically capable of doing, the International Gymnastics Federation watered down the value of a new element Biles plans to do at the world championships. That’s right. Penalize the reigning world and Olympic champion, who is almost cautious when it comes to adding difficulty, for the potential recklessness of others.

Biles scored a combined 15.399 for her two vaults, more than a half-point ahead of Carey.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Simone Biles wins vault, ties world gymnastics medal record

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