Simone Biles sets all-time record of 25 World Championships medals

Simone Biles won her 24th and 25th World Championship medals and overtook Belarusian gymnast Vitaly Scherbo's all-time highest tally of 23 worlds medals.

Simone Biles now has 25 World Championships medals off which 19 are gold.   -  Getty Images

It was only a matter of time before Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in the history of Artistic Gymnastics World Championships and she did it style with a gold medal in the balance beam, her 24th, at Stuttgart on Sunday.

She also won the gold medal in the floor exercise event to finish with five gold medals out of six events and took her overall medal tally to 25, of which 19 are gold.

Biles, who was tied on 23 medals with Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo, scored 15.066 on balance beam which included her signature dismount 'Biles' - a double twisting double backflip. China's Liu Tingting won the silver with a score of 14.433 while her compatriot Li Shijia scored 14.3 to win the bronze medal.

She then took the gold on floor exercise with a massive score of 15.133 which included both the skills she pioneered - 'Biles' - a double somersault with a half twist and 'Biles II' -  a triple twisting double backflip. Biles was in such dominating form that she beat silver medallist Sunisa Lee (14.133) by a huge difference of one point. Russia's Angelina Melnikova won the bronze medal with a score of 14.066.

Biles 19 worlds gold medals is also the highest in the history of artistic gymnastics. The 22-year old, who had 21 medals before the beginning of the World Championships in Stuttgart, won the team event gold medal with USA to overtake Russia's Svetlana Khorkhina as the most successful women's gymnast. The American then successfully defended her all-around title and then followed it up with a gold medal in the vault event on Saturday.

Uneven bars was the only event in which she did not win a medal as she finished fifth in the final.

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