On Sunday, Simone Biles, became the all-time medal earner at this weekend’s World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, the International Gymnast Federation (FIG) posted on Facebook.
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#SimoneBiles has cemented her place as the GOAT! She won her 25th #GoldMedal yesterday at the World Championship, giving her more medals at the international event than any gymnast (male of female) in history! 👏🏽👏🏽 You better appreciate while you can, the 22-year old says she’s retiring after the 2020 #TokyoOlympics.
Biles won her 25th world medal and her 5th gold medal of the week during the floor exercise competition according to a tweet from FIG. She won the individual all-around title at the World Championships last week, scoring 58.99 points on the balance beam, floor, vault and uneven bars breaking her own past record.
She also created two signature moves at the event: the double-double dismount on the balance beam and triple-double on the floor, both of which will be named after Biles.
Simone Biles 🇺🇸 breaks all-time medal record as #Stuttgart2019 Worlds end 🤸She now owns 25, more than any other gymnast, including a record 19 gold!👉https://bit.ly/31alRIO
Her signature moves are so complex that FIG deemed them a safety risk for other gymnasts to attempt.
“There is added risk in landing of double saltos for Beam dismounts (with/without twists), including a potential landing on the neck. Reinforcing, there are many examples in the Code where decisions have been made to protect the gymnasts and preserve the direction of the discipline,” FIG said in a statement about Biles’ signature moves. “The WTC’s task is to ensure the safety of all athletes around the world and decisions are not based purely on one gymnast.”
Simone Biles has not confirmed if she would compete at next year’s world championships game, reported the AP.