Simone Biles Breaks Record After Winning 21st Career Medal

Talented US gymnast, Simone Biles has broken the record for World Gymnastics Championships medals by winning her 21st career medal on Tuesday, bringing her career gold to 15.

Biles, 22, was part of the United States women’s team who retained their all-around title.

The Americans’ total of 172.33 was almost six full marks ahead of Russia in second, with Italy beating China to a surprise bronze in Stuttgart.

Great Britain finished sixth in Germany, with Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020 already confirmed.

This win breaks the tie between Biles and Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals by a woman at the world championships.

Biles finished with a personal total of 59.733 in winning her 15th world title.

According to The Guardian, Simone Biles said: “Every year it feels better and better just because we’re adding to the legacy. 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”.

Biles is now 2 medals short of Belarus’ Vitaly Scherbo who holds the all-time record, among men or women, of 23.

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