A day after winning a sixth all-around title to become the most decorated gymnast in history
Simone Biles added to her extraordinary medal collection with a silver in the vault at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Saturday.
The 26-year-old fell upon trying to land her first vault, the eponymous Biles II – also known as the Yurchenko double pike – for a 14.433 score
Needing to regain her composure immediately for her second vault, Biles went on to score an impressive 14.666 for an average score of 14.549.
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The American’s total kept her in first place until defending champion Rebeca Andrade, the last of the nine gymnasts to compete, stepped up.
Brazil’s Andrade finished with an overall score of 14.750 – 0.201 points better than Biles – and celebrated by dancing on the floor with her country’s flag.
Biles scored 14.200 in an event won by China’s Qiu Qiyuan with a score of 15.100. Kaylia Nemour of Algeria won silver, while the USA’s Shilese Jones took bronze.
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