Even a little stumble towards the end didn't stop Simone Biles. Only three months after returning to competition, the American gymnast is back on top.
Biles won the world championships individual all-around title for the sixth time on Friday, becoming the most decorated gymnast in history, despite a late floor routine wobble.
"You guys are actually never going to believe me, but I've had something in my eye for like four hours today that I could not get out," Biles added. "So whenever I was staring at the podium, if I look up, it really hits my eye."
Because I won my first worlds 10 years ago. Here we are again. She claimed it was emotional. "It means everything to me, the fight, everything that I've put in to get back to this place, feel comfortable and confident enough to compete."
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Biles defeated Brazilian defending champion Rebeca Andrade by 1.633 points on balancing beam, floor, vault, and uneven bars with 58.399 points. Biles' U.S. colleague Shilese Jones won bronze with 56.332 points.
Biles won her 27th world title, 21st gold. It occurred two days after the four-time Olympic gold medalist led the U.S. women to a record sixth straight team event win.
Biles is the most decorated gymnast ever, ahead of Vitaly Scherbo, with 34 medals from the world championships and Olympics.
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