Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP)
The American champion Simone Biles, victorious in the jump, offered her 17th world title and equaled the absolute record of world medals for a gymnast or gymnast, with 23 awards on Saturday in Stuttgart (Germany), nine months of the Olympic Games. 2020.
With this 23rd World Medal, 22-year-old Biles joins Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus, who had collected so much in the 1990s. She could quickly overtake her: she still has to play the final of the uneven bars later in the day, and those of the beam and the soil Sunday.
And with his 17 world crowns, Biles is still stretching his record for the highest number of gold medals at this level.
The latter, won hands down in the jump, is the third of the German competition for the quadruple Olympic champion in title.
On Thursday, she became the first five-time world gymnast in the all-around. Only Japan's Kohei Uchimura has done better, with six world titles on the men's side. Two days earlier, she and her American teammates dominated the team competition.
With both jumps, Biles averaged 15.399. Another American, Jade Carey (14.883), and Briton Elissa Downie (14.816) complete the podium.
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