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Simone Biles Becomes Greatest Gymnast Of All Time
Source: Fernando Frazão of Agência Brasil/CC 2.0

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 five gold medals—increasing her medal total to 25. Held in Stuttgart, Germany, this year’s world championships may be Biles’s last. Of her 25 medals, 19 are gold.

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