Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Biles sets mark in victory
Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women’s team allaround title.
It was Biles’ 15th career gold and broke a tie with Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals overall by a woman at the world championships. She’s now two short of Vitaly Scherbo’s alltime record of 23 among men or women.
Biles posted the best individual scores on the vault, balance beam and floor.
“Every year it feels better and better just because we’re adding to the legacy,” Biles said. “I feel like I never think of records. I just go out there and do what I came to do, which is compete for the country.”
The U.S. team scored 172.330 points to beat second-place Russia by 5.801 points and win its seventh consecutive team title at an Olympics or world championships.