Simone Biles claims record 13th world gold medal
DOHA, Qatar – Superstar Simone Biles became the first ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals with a victory in the individual vault competition on Friday, November 2.
The 21-year-old American broke the all-time record set by Belarusian male gymnast Vitaly Scherbo in 1996, a year before Biles was born.
It was Biles' third gold medal of the week so far in Doha and she is halfway to a possible sweep of 6 gold medals at these championships.
This was also her 17th world championship medal overall, which means she is just three shy of the all-time record of 20, held by Russia's Svetlana Khorkina.
Favurite to take gold in the event, she received a mark of 15.366, well ahead of second-placed Shallon Olsen from Canada, who finished on 14.516.
Bronze went to Mexico's Alexa Moreno, with 43-year-old Oksana Chusovitina in fourth. – Rappler.com
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