Simone Biles has just won her record-breaking 24th and 25th world championship medals
In the last hour, Team USA gymnast Simone Biles has claimed her 24th and 25th world championship medal respectively, surpassing the previous record of 23 held by the legendary Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo, whom biles tied with yesterday. Biles is now the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history, having won 19 world golds and becoming a five-time world champion in the prestigious all-around competition.
Firstly, the 22-year-old Biles won the first record-breaking gold in after a stunning performance on the balance beam, topping the leaderboard with a score of 15.066 at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
Per the BBC, China's Liu Tingting and Li Shijia took silver and bronze respectively.
This was yesterday's record-tying performance. Biles really is unstoppable:
Later in the day, Biles followed up her stunning beam victory with yet another spectacular performance - this time on the floor. Looking to surpass teammate Sunisa Lee who held the top spot, Biles pulled off two the maneuvers named after her; the 'Biles', a double somersault with a half twist, and the 'Biles II', a triple twisting double backflip.
The 22-year-old would score a huge 15.133 - a full one point above teammate Lee, who was then pushed back to second place. Angelina Melnikova of Russia took home the bronze.
The only event in which Biles did not place was the uneven bars, in which she finished fifth in the final.
Having won four gold medals and one bronze at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Biles now has 30 combined world championship and Olympic medals, which is just three short of the record held by Scherbo, who represented the Soviet Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Belarus in the 1990s.
Related: Earlier this year, Biles debuted a brand new beam dismount: