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Women Who Changed the World

28Nov 19
Simone Biles becomes greatest gymnast of all time

Simone Biles becomes greatest gymnast of all time

Simone Biles leaped from her seat, smiling and punching the air to the announcement of her balance beam score on Sunday, October 13th. This secured her 24th medal win—the most ever earned by a gymnast. The record was previously held by Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo, with 23 medals. Biles walked away from the world championships with…

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The Women Who Changed the World series profiles inspiring, influential women who challenged stereotypes, overcame barriers, and opened doors. Some were the first women in their fields. Some rose to the top of professions, companies, or nations previously run or dominated by men. Some were activists, some were queens, some quietly did their jobs. Each title includes a diverse selection of 12 women who had a lasting impact: on the arts, business, education, entertainment, equality and social justice, the media, medicine, the military, politics, science and technology, the space industry, and sports.

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