Simone Biles Becomes the Most Decorated Gymnast in History

October 14, 2019
(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Simone Biles became the most decorated male or female gymnast in history on Sunday after collecting her 24th and 25th gold medals at the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany. The 22-year-old won five gold medals out of a possible six in the competition, failing to take first place only on the uneven bars, where she placed fifth. After breaking the record for the most world medals by a female gymnast earlier in the week, her total medal tally now places her ahead of Belarusian male gymnast Vitaly Scherbo, who won 23 world medals in the 1990s.