Biles breaks record for most gymnastics world medals
October 14, 2019 11:59 am
American gymnast Simone Biles [Source: buzzfeednews]
American gymnast Simone Biles has broken the record for most world medals by any gymnast, male or female after winning gold on the balance beam at the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships in Germany.
The 22-year-old claimed her 24th world medal that broke a tie with Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus who set the long-standing mark of 23 medals in the 1990s.
Biles scored a whopping 15.066 points on the most demanding routine to win gold.
Biles is the 2016 Olympic individual all-around, vault and floor gold medalist.
She was part of the gold-medal-winning team dubbed the “Final Five” at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.