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Turning World Cup: Biles writes history thanks to gold on the balance beam


US athlete Simone Biles finally finishes in her own league: with gold on the balance beam, the 22-year-old collected her 24th World Cup medal in the title fights in Stuttgart and is now sole record holder.

On the final day of the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart Simone Biles trumped again: The US-American, who had already won the title in the all-around, with the team and the jump, also did gymnastics on the balance beam to gold. The Chinese Liu Tingting and Li Shijia secured the silver and the bronze medal.

With now 24 World Cup medals, the four-time Olympic champion Biles is not only the most successful gymnast in history, she also cracked the all-time record of Belarussian Witali Scherbo. Scherbo had collected between 1991 and 1996 at World Championships 23 medals. This balance sheet Biles had already set on Saturday.

Biles still has an opportunity to push its historic record higher in Stuttgart: The 22-year-old also plays in the bottom final on Sunday afternoon and has best chances for the next precious metal.

Source: spiegel

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