11/2/2018 10:42:23 PM (GMT+3)

Biles becomes first-ever gymnast to win 13 World Championships gold medals

Biles becomes first-ever gymnast to win 13 World Championships gold medals

DOHA: Olympic champion Simone Biles maintained his form and performance to pick up her third gold of the week when she won the individual vault title at the 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships here at the Aspire Dome on Friday afternoon.   

The American tallied 15.366 points, well ahead of second-placed Shallon Olsen (Canada), who finished on 14.516 while Mexico's Alexa Moreno came third, with 43-year-old Oksana Chusovitina placed fourth.

Biles, who returned to action after 2016 Rio Olympics, also became the first-ever gymnast to win 13 World Championship gold medals and eclipsed the all-time record of Belarusian male gymnast Vitaly Scherbo, who set the record in 1996. 

Moreover, this was also her 17th World Championship medal overall, which means she is just three shy of the all-time record of 20, held by Russia's Svetlana Khorkina.