This weekend Simone Biles made history when she earned her 25th medal on a floor routine during the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
At just 22-years-old, Biles continues to improve her game, perfecting her technique after each performance. Out of her 25 world championship medals, 19 are gold!
Prior to tying and then surpassing Berlarusian Vitaly Scherbo for most medals, Biles had already made headlines when she won her 22nd medal and fifth world championship, becoming the most decorated female gymnast in history. She had four of her signature moves named after her, the most recent being named the “Biles” and the “Biles II.” And, she also became the first woman in almost 70 years to win 6 U.S. all-around titles at the 2019 USA Gymnastics Championship.
Her performance in Stuttgart, putting up the highest scores on vault and floor, leading Team USA to its fifth-straight team gold, and breaking the record for gold medals by a gymnast cemented title of most decorated gymnast in world championship history.
Biles spoke about her historic win saying, “It meant a lot because Cecile [Canqueteau-Landi, her coach] has really been working on bringing my confidence back up to where it used to be on the beam. To go out there and nail the routine, just like I do in practice, it felt really good and I knew she was really proud, so I’m thrilled with that performance. It was probably the highlight.”
Biles continues to get better and better and shows no signs of slowing down with everyone struggling to keep up.
We are rooting for you Simone! We are all rooting for you!
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