Simone Biles Could Set Yet Another Record at the World Championships in October
American gymnast Simone Biles has already racked up an impressive 20 World Championship medals, 14 of which are gold — and if her record so far is any indication, she's likely to make history again at the 2019 championships in Germany. In 2018, Simone became the most decorated female gymnast in World Championship history, surpassing Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina on a tiebreaker. She needs just four more medals to topple the record held by Belarusian gymnast Vitaly Scherbo — who won 23 during his career — and officially become the greatest gymnast of all time.
Since her senior debut in 2013, Simone has won at least one medal in all five events at the World Championships (balance beam, vault, uneven bars, floor exercise, and all-around) and is the reigning champion in three of the five. If you're still struggling to wrap your mind around that (same), here's an event-by-event breakdown. Tune into the World Championships October 4-13.