Simone Biles has once again claimed the title of the greatest gymnast of all time by winning the individual all-around title at the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. She now sets the world record for winning her 8th all-around world title. In addition, the U.S. team made history earlier in the competition by winning its seventh world title.
Biles, who was competing for the first time since the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, opened her outing with a huge 15.1 score in the vault. She then moved into first place after the uneven bars event, which is usually her weakest, with a 14.333 score. Biles remained in the lead after a strong showing on the balance beam, and sealed her sixth all-around world title with a dazzling floor performance, despite a small trip midway through.
Just going to leave this Simone Biles vault here.
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Her score of 58.399 was 1.633 points ahead of silver medalist Rebeca Andrade of Brazil. This victory also marked Biles’ 21st world gold medal and moved her into sole possession of the record for the most medals in Olympics and world championships combined, at 34.
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All World All-Around Titles: Simone Biles holds the record for the most World All-Around titles by a female gymnast. She had won this title multiple times, including in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2018.
World Championship Medals: Biles has numerous medals from the World Gymnastics Championships, making her one of the most decorated gymnasts in the history of the sport.
Olympic Gold Medals: As of 2021, Simone Biles has won several Olympic gold medals for gymnastics. She achieved these gold medals in various gymnastics events, including team all-around, individual all-around, vault, and floor exercise.
World Championship Gold Medals: Biles has won numerous gold medals at the World Gymnastics Championships, establishing herself as one of the most successful gymnasts in the history of the competition.
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