Gymnast Becomes Most-Decorated Woman Of The C’ship
Stuttgart: The United States women cruised to their fifth consecutive team title at the gymnastics world championships in Stuttgart on Tuesday, with Simone Biles becoming the event’s most decorated woman. The Americans hardly made a mistake in the finals, with Biles helping them to a score of 172.330 — 5.801 points more than second-placed Russia.
Italy (164.796) took third spot for its first world team medal since 1950, while China slipped off the podium for the first time since 2003.
Biles secured her 21st world medal, overtaking Russia’s Svetlana Khorkina for the women’s record.
Only Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus has won more world medals with 23, which Biles could surpass by the end of the individual events this week.
The Americans wasted no time on their path to glory, with Grace McCallum, Jade Carey and Biles landing three solid vaults in a row to give them an early lead.
Sunisa Lee faltered on the beam, just as she did in Saturday’s qualifying round, but Biles continued to showcase
Simone Biles reacts after winning her 15th gold medal of the world championship