Simone Biles ties Worlds medal record in Stuttgart

Tanya Simon
October 13, 2019

Simone Biles became the gymnast with the most medals ever earned at the world championships with her victory in the balance beam competition on Sunday, continuing her record-breaking week at the World Gymnastics Championship in Stuttgart, Germany.

The 22-year-old, who has five Olympic medals to her name, has indicated that this is probably her last world championship.

The four-time Olympic champion had already won all-around gold and the team event this week to extend her record of most world gold medals.

Biles came into the world championships tied as women's record-holder on 20 with Svetlana Khorkina, but broke the tie with team gold Tuesday before winning her fifth individual all-around gold two days later. Countrywoman Sunisa Lee took silver, a full point behind.

Simone Biles has yet another entry in the record books. Biles holds 17 gold medals across four championships against 12 for Scherbo, who competed in five world events between 1991 and 1996.

The uneven bars has traditionally been her weakest event and was the only one in which she didn't win a medal at the 2016 Olympics.

Nagornyy scored an average 14.966 from his two vaults, beating his friend and Russian teammate Artur Dalaloyan into second place.

In a week where she's written even more history than she usually does, the USA gymnastics star won her 23rd world championship medal on Saturday in vault.

Sherbo earned his medals over the course of six years.

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Earlier this month, the gymnast explained why she refrains from calling herself a "superstar" gymnast despite her incredible success.

"I knew going into today there was a very slim chance that I would even medal, but to make a bar final and get to represent the country, I feel really proud because this is not one of my strong suits".

She said, "I think we will definitely FaceTime our mum, she's not out here".

Whitlock scored 15.5 with a high-difficulty routine in the pommel horse.

Biles scored 15.066 on the beam after an nearly flawless routine, going for a simpler dismount than the double-double she performed earlier in the championships.

Earlier, Filipino teen Carlos Edriel Yulo, 19, won the men's floor title, bettering the bronze he won a year ago, by 0.1 points ahead of Israel's Artem Dolgopyat. China's Xiao Ruoteng collected bronze. Maybe they should try gymnastics first.

Ibrahim Colak of Turkey scooped his first major title with gold on the men's rings as Olympic champion Eleftherios Petrounias finished fourth.

Since then, "the training was hard", he said.

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