Simone Biles sets record by picking up 13th world championship gold medal


Simone Biles became the first ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals, by winning her 13th gold medal at the world gymnastics championships in Doha, Qatar.Yet it’s the silver she captured on uneven bars that the Olympic and world champion may cherish more.

  • Simone Biles has surpassed the previous all-time record of 12 world championship gold medals by Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo, made in 1996.
  • She won her 13th career gold medal in the individual vault competition. She won a total of the 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal, in the championship at Doha.
  • She won gold in the team and all-around events. She won silver medal in the uneven bars event.
  • She is 21 years old and hails from America. She has become the first American gymnast to win a world championship medal on all four events. Now she has 18 world championship medals overall.