She just won her 21st World Championship medal in Stuttgart, Germany.
Simone Biles created history when she helped the American gymnast team to win their 5th consecutive World Team Title in Stuttgart, Germany. At the age of 22 years, she also became the most decorated female gymnast in history with 21 world medals testifying to her prowess.
The women of @USAGym win their 5th consecutive world team title 🥇@Simone_Biles claims her 21st world medal and breaks the female record for most world gymnastics championships medals 🙌#Stuttgart2019 pic.twitter.com/JPMvtMTNtU— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) October 8, 2019
Not only is she the most decorated female gymnast, but she was also the first woman to ever land a triple-double. It is even more incredible that of the 21 medals 15 of them are gold. The earlier record for the most decorated female gymnast belonged to Svetlana Khorkina of Russia who had 20 medals in her kitty.
The medal she just won, however, was for a group event in which she helped the team to acquire gold. What it means is that she is yet to perform in the individual events and before the championship is over, she may well have bagged even more medals.
This week, she will participate in the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise with the potential of winning 4 more golds. It is obviously not granted that she would win them all but if she does she could have 26 medals and way ahead of anyone in the history of female gymnasts.