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Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast EVER after winning her 24th medal on...

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Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam and floor exercise Sunday.

Biles won her 24th medal on the beam, breaking a tie on 23 with the Belarusian men's gymnast Vitaly Scherbo, and added her 25th less than two hours later.

Biles scored 15.066 on the beam after a near-flawless routine, opting for a simpler dismount than the double-double she performed earlier in the championships.

When her score was announced, guaranteeing the medal record, Biles leaped up from her seat with a broad smile and punched the air.

China took silver and bronze with Liu Tingting on 14.433 and Li Shijia on 14.3, respectively

Biles won the floor exercise by a full point, scoring 15.133 despite a step out of bounds on one pass, and blew kisses to the audience after finishing her routine. Her U.S. teammate Sunisa Lee took silver, her third medal of the championships, while Angelina Melnikova took bronze for Russia.

Her winning routine came after a long wait when Brazilian gymnast Flavia Saraiva requested an inquiry into her score, during which time Biles sat on the edge of the floor.


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