Simone Biles wins vault silver at World Championships

Simone Biles won a vault silver at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships after becoming the most decorated gymnast in history with a sixth all-around title.

The 26-year-old failed to land her first vault, the Biles II (Yurchenko double pike), for 14.433, giving her challengers hope.

The American was in first place until defending champion Rebeca Andrade, the last of the nine gymnasts, competed.

Andrade of Brazil danced with her country's flag after scoring 14.750, 0.201 points higher than Biles.

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Later in the day, Biles placed fifth in the uneven bars, her least successful equipment.

Qiu Qiyuan of China won with 15.100 while Biles earned 14.200. Kaylia Nemour of Algeria won silver and Shilese Jones of the US bronze.

Biles has set a world championship record with 28 medals (21 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze).

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