October 13, 2019 / 12:22 PM / a month ago

Gymnastics-American Biles wins record 24th medal at worlds

Oct 13 (Reuters) - American Simone Biles clinched a record 24th medal at the world gymnastics championships on Sunday, becoming the most decorated athlete in the event's history.

The 22-year-old's fourth gold medal of the week in Stuttgart, in the balance beam final, ensures she has now overtaken Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo's tally of 23.

Four-time Olympic champion Biles now holds 18 gold medals across four championships against 12 for Scherbo, who competed in five world events between 1991 and 1996.

Inside a packed arena in Stuttgart, Biles delivered a polished routine on the beam before a full twisting double tuck dismount for a score of 15.066.

Last year's winner Liu Tingting of China took silver with 14.433, while team mate Li Shijia won the bronze. (Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Clare Fallon)

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