If it wasn’t official before, it definitely is official now: Simone Biles is the greatest gymnast of all time.
No debate needed.
She’s the G.O.A.T.
The Olympic champion continued her record-breaking winning streak on Saturday, becoming the first American ever to win a medal in every event at the world championships. Not first African American, not first woman, but the first American, male or female, EVER to do it.
Twenty-one-year-old Biles will head home to Houston with medals from the team final, all-around final, floor and vault, as well as medals on the uneven bars and beam. Biles became the most-decorated female gymnast in world championships history after winning four golds, a silver and a bronze medal this week, according to multiple reports.
Biles finished a busy 10 days by drilling her floor routine, which included an intricate series of tumbling runs. Though she stepped out of bounds on her third pass, her score of 14.933 was a full point better than that of teammate Morgan Hurd, who earned her third medal of the meet by finishing with silver.
The gold medal was Biles’ 14th title in her career at the world championships, extending her own record for the most world titles for any gymnast in history, female or male.
Saturday marked the best meet of her life as she became the first woman in 30 years to win medals at all six events at the world gymnastics championships or Olympics, USA Today reported.
“I think there’s a lot to be proud [of], but I’m most proud that I’m here, made all of the event finals, medaled in all of the events, and I survived,” Biles said.
“I’m really happy to be done,” she said. “Proud of my performances here. I wish some of them would have been better, but I’m really proud of the outcome.”
Biles took a year off after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where she was part of the gold medal-winning team nicknamed the “Final Five.”
Oh yeah, we forgot to mention that she did all of this with a painful kidney stone in her body.
But Biles believes that these record-breaking wins are just…