#BlackGirlMagic: Simone Biles Breaks Record With 21st Medal At Gymnastics World Championships

Simone Biles

#BlackGirlMagic: Simone Biles Breaks Record With 21st Medal At Gymnastics World Championships

She’s now the most decorated female gymnast of all time.

Published October 9th

Written by Jarod Hector

The United State’s women’s gymnastics team won their fifth consecutive world team title, which means Simone Biles secured a record 21st World Championship medal. 

The Greatest Gymnast Of All Time broke the tie she held with retired gymnast Svetlana Khorkina at 20, according to CNN

Of her record 21 medals, 15 of them are gold. Also a record. 

Biles isn’t done. Now that the team competition is over, she will set her sights on the individual events. 

She is set to compete in the all-around final as well as all four individual events. Floor exercise, vault, balance beam and uneven bars. 

Biles is the four-time defending world all-around champion, the four-time defending world floor exercise champion, two-time balance beam world champion, and the defending world vault champion. 

In the years she wasn’t world champion on beam or vault, she’s been the silver or bronze medalist. 

Did you get all that?

Her World Championship medal count could increase to 26 by the end of the competition. 

Simply. Incredible.

(Photo: THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP via Getty Images)

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