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 floor.

“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.

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