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Simone Biles Beats World Record, Earns 24th World Championship Medal
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Simone Biles beat the world record for world championship gymnastics medals on Sunday with a gold medal on the balance beam in Stuttgart, Germany. She had previously tied the record on Saturday after winning the women's vault competition at the International Gymnastics Federation event in Stuttgart, Germany. With 24 world championship medals in tow, she has beat the record of Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo as the most-decorated athlete to compete at the world championships. Biles, 22, is a four-time Olympic gold medalist who also took gold in women’s vault in addition to team victories in the all-around competition. In total, Biles now has 18 world gold medals, three silvers, and three bronzes to her name.