All of Simone Biles' medals at the World Championships

The four-time Olympic champion has surpassed Vitaly Scherbo as the most decorated gymnast in World Championship history, taking her tally to 25 in Stuttgart

By Scott Bregman

Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles won her 25th medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, becoming the most-decorated gymnast in the history of the event.

In honour of this incredible feat, we've taken a look back at all of her previous podium appearances starting with her first world all-around title in 2013.

#1 - 2013, all-around gold

Simone Biles won her first World all-around title at the 2013 Worlds in Antwerp, Belgium.

At the time, questions still lingered about Biles' consistency and ability to hit under pressure after her disastrous 2013 U.S. Classic performance.

She put those doubts to bed, taking the title ahead of teammate Kyla Ross, 2012 Olympic team gold medalist, and 2010 World all-around champion Aliya Mustafina of Russia.

Simone Biles wins all-around gold in 2013

#2 - 2013, vault silver

In the 2013 vault final, Biles claimed the silver medal behind teammate McKayla Maroney.

For Maroney, it was redemption after an uncharacteristic error in the final at the London 2012 Olympics cost her the gold medal she had been favored to claim. Hong Un-Jong of North Korea took third.

Simone Biles wins vault silver in 2013

#3 - 2013, beam bronze

In the beam final, Biles completed her collection of medals from Antwerp with a bronze medal. Mustafina won the title, just ahead of Ross.

Simone Biles wins beam bronze in 2013

#4 - 2013, floor gold

In her final routine of the 2013 World Championships, Biles took home her second gold medal and fourth overall of the championships.

Earlier in the competition, Biles successfully performed a double layout with a half twist in order to have the element named in her honour.

2006 world all-around champion Vanessa Ferrari of Italy was the silver medalist, followed by Romania's Larisa Iordache.

Simone Biles win floor gold in 2013

#5 - 2014, team gold

Biles won her third career gold in the team event at the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China. Competing on three events in the final, she pushed the U.S. team ahead of China, silver, and Russia, bronze.

Simone Biles wins team gold in 2014

#6 - 2014, all-around gold

Biles became the first woman to defend her World all-around title since Svetlana Khorkina claimed two in a row in 2001 and 2003 (there was no all-around competition at the 2002 Worlds).

Her back-to-back wins were the first for an American woman since Shannon Miller grabbed the titles in 1993-94. Iordache was the silver medallist with Ross taking bronze.

The final was, perhaps, most memorable for the awards ceremony when Iordache pointed out a bee to Biles, who then frantically tried to swat it away from the podium.

Simone Biles defends World all-around title in 2014

#7 - 2014, vault silver

For the second year running, Biles claimed the vault silver medal. Un-Jong moved up from her 2013 bronze to claim the gold medal, while American MyKayla Skinner was third.

Simone Biles wins vault silver in 2014

#8 - 2014, beam gold

In a closely contested final, Biles held off China's Bai Yawen to win the beam gold medal by less than 0.100.

Mustafina, who came into the final as the reigning champion, won the bronze.

Simone Biles claims beam title at 2014 Worlds

#9 - 2014, floor gold

Biles finished off competition in Nanning by taking the floor exercise gold medal, defending her 2013 win.

The medal was her fourth gold of the championships and fifth overall. Iordache was second and Mustafina third.

Biles wins floor title, fourth gold in Nanning 2014

#10 - 2015, team gold

In the first of the women's medal rounds at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Biles helped the U.S. team to its third straight World team title and earned qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

China was second, with Great Britain earning a historic bronze medal. Russia was a surprising fourth.

Simone Biles wins team gold in 2015

#11 - 2015, all-around gold

Despite a nervous routine on the balance beam where she grabbed the apparatus, Biles won her third-straight all-around World title in 2015.

She was the first to win three consecutive titles and just the second woman ever to win three overall. Russia's Svetlana Khorkina took titles in 1997, 2001 and 2003.

2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas of the United States was the silver medallist, while Romania's Larisa Iordache won an emotional bronze medal, days after Romania failed to qualify to the Rio Olympics.

Simone Biles wins third-straight World all-around title in 2015

#12 - 2015, vault bronze

Biles continued her three year streak of landing on the vault medal podium, adding bronze to her two previous silvers.

Russia's Maria Paseka was the gold medalist, with Un-Jong once again taking home a medal in second.

Simone Biles wins vault bronze at 2015 Worlds

#13 - 2015, balance beam gold

Biles retained her title from 2014 on the balance beam, finishing more than a point ahead of subsequent Rio 2016 Olympic beam champ Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands. Germany's Pauline Schaefer took the bronze.

Wevers' and Schafer's medals were first for their countries on the beam.

Simone Biles defends World title on beam in 2015

#14 - 2015, floor gold

By winning the 2015 world title on floor exercise, Biles made more history.

She was the first woman to win three consecutive titles on the floor since Romania's Gina Gogean won from 1995-97.

It was also her 10th world gold, giving her the record for most gymnastics Worlds titles ahead of Khorkina, who won nine.

Ksenia Afanasyeva of Russia was the silver medallist with American Maggie Nichols finishing third.

Simone Biles takes third-straight World floor title in 2015

#15 - 2018, team gold

After taking a year away from the sport following her four-gold medal winning performance at Rio 2016, Biles picked up right where she left off in Doha despite suffering with a kidney stone.

Her 15th medal at the Worlds came in the women's team final in the Qatari capital.

It was the fourth consecutive world title for the Americans. Russia returned to the team podium in second, followed by China in third.

Simone Biles returns to Worlds with team gold in 2018

#16 - 2018, all-around gold

Despite opening competition with a fall on her difficult 'Biles' vault (round off on to the board, half turn onto the vault, front layout with two twists) and a second fall off the balance beam, Biles won her fourth world all-around title in Doha.

Ironically, the win came with her largest margin of victory at the Worlds to date, as she finished 1.693 clear of silver medallist Mai Murakami of Japan. Morgan Hurd, the 2017 champion, took the bronze.

Simone Biles becomes first woman to win four World all-around titles in 2018

#17 - 2018, vault gold

Though Biles came to Doha as the reigning Olympic champion on vault, she had never won a world title in the event.

That changed in 2018, as she soared past Canada's Shallon Olsen and Mexico's Alexa Moreno to claim her first gold on the apparatus.

Simone Biles wins first World vault title in 2018

#18 - 2018, uneven bars silver

It was another first for Biles in the uneven bars final where - despite a fourth place finish in 2013 - she had never won a major international medal.

Crediting the work of new coaches Cecile and Laurent Landi, Biles' technique and difficulty improved in her post-Rio career, catapulting her to the silver medal in 2018.

Belgium's Nina Derwael was a historic champion, winning the first world title for her country. Elisabeth Seitz of Germany rounded out the podium in third.

Simone Biles wins first uneven bars World medal in 2018

#19 - 2018, balance beam bronze

Biles shook off an error in the balance beam to win her fourth world medal on the event, this time a bronze.

China's Liu Tingting was the champion, followed by Canada's Ana Padurariu.

Simone Biles wins balance beam bronze at the 2018 Worlds

#20 - 2018, floor gold

In the last apparatus final of the women's competition, Biles made more history as she completed the championships with a medal in each final - a first for an American gymnast.

She finished a full point ahead of silver medallist Hurd en route to the gold medal. Murakami took bronze.

The win was Biles' 20th Worlds medal, tying her for most medals for a woman with Khorkina. She left Doha having earned a total of 14 World Championships gold medals in her career.

Simone Biles wins fourth World floor title at the 2018 Worlds

# 21 - 2019, team gold

Biles led Team USA to their fifth straight women's team title at the World Championships in Stuttgart, winning her 15th gold medal at the Worlds in the process.

The Americans became the first team since Romania (1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001) to notch up the five-peat.

But unlike Romania, Team USA also won two Olympic team golds in that course of time making it seven global team crowns in a row.

Simone Biles helps USA to fifth straight world team title

#22 - 2019, all-around gold

Another dominant display from Biles saw her claim her fifth world all-around title.

She placed first in the vault, balance beam and floor, and third in the uneven bars, to take victory by 2.1 points, her record margin of victory at the World Championships.

Simone Biles claims her fifth world all-around title in Stuttgart

#23 - 2019, vault gold

The first apparatus final in Stuttgart, and a third gold for the unstoppable 22-year-old.

A slight hop on landing on her first vault - a Cheng with difficulty rating 6.000 - resulted in execution marks of 9.333 for a score of 15.333.

But her second was something special, all but nailing the landing from an Amanar for a 15.466 including a stellar execution score of 9.666.

That meant a 15.399 average and gold number three out of three in Germany.

Simone Biles wins the vault at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

#24 - 2019, balance beam gold

Having missed out on the medals in the uneven bars, Biles completed her new page in the history books on the final day in Stuttgart.

She opted not to perform the skill named after her - the double-double dismount - which caused some controversy when the FIG committee decided it would not attract the maximum difficulty value.

But her score of 15.066 proved to be more than enough to take gold and secure the medal which would break her tie with Vitaly Scherbo on 23.

Simone Biles claims balance beam gold at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

#25 - 2019, floor gold

Having dominated the floor since 2013, it was fitting that Biles ended Stuttgart with this discipline.

And she did not disappoint, nailing her triple-double - known as the Biles II - in another exceptional display.

The American scored 15.133, a full point clear of her rivals, to win five golds at the Worlds for the first time.

She now has 19 golds out of 25 medals at the World Championships.

Simone Biles ends the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships with floor gold


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