Simone Biles Becomes The Most Decorated Gymnast in World Championship History

Simone Biles Becomes The Most Decorated Gymnast in World Championship History

Simone Biles won her 25th world medal and her 5th gold medal of the week during the floor exercise competition at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, giving her more than any other gymnast, including a record 19 gold medals.


“Twenty-five; that is the number of world championships medals that 22-year-old gymnast Simone Biles has won in her career.

Biles became the most decorated gymnast in world championships history – male or female – following her five gold-medal performances at the 2019 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

The five-time Olympic medalist added this year’s team, all-around, vault, balance beam and floor exercise titles to her already impressive resume, marking the first time a gymnast has earned five golds at a single worlds in 51 years.

The U.S. women’s team has won gold at the past five world championships, tying a record with Romania, and Biles was part of four of those teams.

Biles has now won five all-around world titles – two more than any other women’s gymnast; five floor exercise golds – also two more than any other woman; three balance beam golds – one more than anyone else; two vault golds; and six additional medals (vault: two silvers, one bronze; balance beam: two bronzes; uneven bars: one silver).

This year, Biles also added two more eponymous skills to her growing list: a double-double dismount on balance beam and a triple-double on floor exercise.”

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Denise J. Saul is the Founder/President of WSEN-Women's Sports & Entertainment Network.

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