Simone Biles Just Became the Most Decorated Female Gymnast!

Simone Biles Just Became the Most Decorated Female Gymnast!

She also moved to within two medals of the all-time record held by Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus, a men's gymnastics star in the 1990s.

"Sometimes I wish there was somebody closer, but at the same time, I have to go up there and do what I came to do".

The U.S. team scored 172.330 points to beat second-placed Russian Federation by 5.801 points and win its seventh consecutive team title at an Olympics or world championships.

The reward for winning was a battery-powered medal that lights up when it senses movement.

The 22-year-old perfectly executed a triple-double, which consists of a double backflip with three twists, to start her floor routine at the 2019 gymnastic world championships in Stuttgart, Germany on Saturday.

Commentators for ABC News in the USA said that both moves will officially be named after Biles, who was the first to ever successfully perform them.

2019 has been quite the year for Simone Biles, beginning with the beam dismount she debuted in August officially being named the Biles after she landed it on October 5 at the Worlds qualifying round. "It's just so surreal to come out here and end up on top".

Russia became the first team to get within six points of the U.S. since China at the 2015 world championships, something which pleased Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova.

Biles said other teams were "most definitely" closing in on the US.

Biles said she was happy with her performance at the world championships.

Italy took bronze to capture their first women's team medal at a world championships in 69 years.

China was fourth after a tough day for Liu Tingting, who fell twice on the uneven bars and again on the balance beam.

As of today, Simone can add another accolade to her impressive resume: the most Gymnastics World Championships medals for a female.

Italy huffed and puffed into the finals by grabbing the eighth and final qualifying spot but going into the final rotation they were in second place, trailing the 2.434.



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