Biles grabs record 13th gold at world gymnastics


DOHA: Superstar Simone Biles became the first-ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals with victory in the individual vault competition in Doha on Friday.

The American, 21, broke the all-time record set by Belarusian male g999ymnast Vitaly Scherbo in 1996, a year before Biles was born.

That was Biles’ third gold medal of the week in Doha but she was denied a potential clean sweep at these championships by Belgium’s Nina Derwael in the uneven bar competition.

Biles was beaten into second place on that apparatus, but even in defeat she set a record by claiming her first individual bar medal and becoming the first American gymnast to win medals on all pieces of apparatus at major competitions.

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