Simone Biles is the highest award winning gymnast
American athlete Simone Biles Has become the most decorated gymnast in history, surpassing the previous all-time record of 23 world medals won by men’s star Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus in the 1990s.
The 22-year-old broke Vitaly’s record by winning on the balance beam on October 13, 2019. The win was her 24th medal at the premier tournament, however, Biles won another medal later on the same day. Biles currently holds 25 medals at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, which includes a staggering 19 gold medals and three silvers and three bronze medals.
The 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany concluded on Sunday. The 9-day event ended with the United States leading the medal standings with five gold medals. Incidentally, all five top prizes won by the US involved Biles as she won four individual medals under the individual all-round, vault, balance beam and floor categories. She also won another gold under the team category to make it five for the United States.