The sublime Simone Biles caps record-breaking worlds with fourth gold medal

  • American equals record for most world championship medals
  • Biles, 21, becomes first Amercian to medal in every discipline

Simone Biles became the most decorated female gymnast in the history of the world championships on Saturday, winning a gold medal in the floor exercise and a bronze on the balance beam to finish the week with four golds, a silver and a bronze.

The six medals lifts Biles’ career haul to 20, matching the record held by Russia’s Svetlana Khokrina. She earned golds in the team final, the all-around and the vault to go with the bronze on beam and a silver medal on uneven bars, traditionally her weakest discipline.

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