American champion Simone Biles, winner of the jump, earned her 17th world title and tied the world medal record for a gymnast, with 23 awards on Saturday at the World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, at nine month of the JO-2020.
With this 23rd World Medal, 22-year-old Simone Biles joins the Belarusian legend Vitaly Scherbo, who had collected as much in the 1990s. She could quickly overtake it because she still has to play the final of the uneven bars later in the season. day, and those of the beam and the ground Sunday.
Already three gold medals at Stuttgart Worlds
With his 17 world crowns, Biles continues to stretch 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.