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Simone Biles has broken the record for World Gymnastics Championships medals won by a woman after he won her 21st medal for USA in their team title victory.

The 22-year-old was the outstanding performer in a team that included Jade Carey, 19, and 16-year-olds Sunisa Lee, Kara Eaker and Grace McCallum as she posted a total of 172.33 to put the Americans on top ahead of Russia in second, with Italy coming in third. Victory sees her overtake Russia’s Svetlana Khorkina as the most decorated woman in the competition’s history.

Biles has three silvers and three bronzes in addition to her 15 golds while Khorkina managed nine golds, eight silvers and three bronzes.

Written by Chineze Ogugua

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