It’s Simone Biles’ world and we’re all just living in it. Make no mistake.
On Thursday at the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Biles made history again after securing her fifth world all-around title, ESPN reports, with no other woman winning more than three world all-around titles.
That gold (Biles’ 16th in her career) now means that Biles has 22 world medals under her belt. With two more wins—and with four upcoming individual events left—Biles has a real shot of destroying Vitaly Scherbo’s all-time record for most world medals won by any gymnast, regardless of gender. Scherbo’s record sits at 23 medals.
The world has been Simone’s oyster this competition, with her breaking record after record.
Biles started off at worlds this year landing two more signature moves, adding them to her eponymous skills.
Later down in the competition, after rallying with the U.S. team, Biles secured her 21st medal at the worlds, breaking a tie with Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkinna for most medals won at worlds by a woman.
Biles is, to quote the words of Marvel supervillain Thanos, inevitable, as she continues to firmly cement her place in history as the best gymnast in the world. The world championships will continue until Oct. 13, so for now, it’s just best that we all keep our phones close and await Biles’ next stab at history.Share :