Simone Biles wins vault to tie worlds medal record

 

October 13, 2019



STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles has won the women's vault competition at the gymnastics world championships to tie the record for most world medals by any gymnast.

Biles successfully defended her title on Saturday by sticking the landing on her two vaults, a Cheng and an Amanar, for a score of 15.399. Biles' U.S. teammate Jade Carey took the silver on 14.883, with Ellie Downie of Britain third on 14.816.

That takes Biles to 23 career world championship medals, equaling the mark set by Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo for any gymnast, male or female.

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