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Simone Biles Makes History, 1st American to Win Medal in Every Event at Worlds

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistNovember 3, 2018

Gold medalist Simone Biles of the U.S. performs on the floor on the second and last day of the apparatus finals of the Gymnastics World Championships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Simone Biles added to her illustrious resume Saturday when she became the first American to medal in every event at a World Gymnastics Championships.

Biles made history by winning gold in the floor exercise and bronze in the balance beam in Doha, Qatar. The 21-year-old previously won gold in the team final, individual all-around and vault to go with silver in the uneven bars.

FloGymnastics @FloGymnastics

WOW what an INCREDIBLE worlds @Simone_Biles has had! πŸ₯‡ Team πŸ₯‡ All-Around πŸ₯‡ Vault πŸ₯ˆ Bars πŸ₯‰ Beam πŸ₯‡ Floor 🌟 Record world AA golds 🌟 Most world titles in history 🌟 Tied for most world medals #GOAT #DohaGym2018 https://t.co/hFOhPXGj8P

On top of that, Biles achieved the feat after she was diagnosed with a kidney stone a day before competing.

The performance came a shade over two years after Biles stole the show at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, earning five medals, including four golds. She won gold in the individual all-around, team all-around, floor exercise and vaultΒ and bronze in the balance beam, while she failed to medal in the uneven bars.

Following that prosperous run, Biles took a year offβ€”an absence she addressed after her sensational showing Saturday:

Simone Biles @Simone_Biles

just saying, I get to decide when I have a disappointing performance. Not yall over a year out of the sport. Barely a year back in and my first big competition. I’m proud of myself!

Now back on top, Biles figures to be difficult to dethrone as she rounds into form ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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