Biles rewrites record books on final day of 2019 World Championships
posted on 10/13/2019

© John Cheng

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 13, 2019 – With a total of five medals won in Stuttgart, Germany, at the 2019 World Championships, Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, now has 25 total World medals, which is the most in gymnastics history for a male or female. She added to her record of World gold medals, which now stands at 19. Team USA enjoyed success on the last day of the championships, with Biles picking up the balance beam and floor exercise golds, and 2019 World team gold- and uneven bars bronze-medalist Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, picking up her first silver on floor. U.S.-based fans can watch the last day of event finals action tape-delayed on the Olympic Channel at 12 p.m. ET and on NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET (both have a simulcast).

Biles won five total medals – all gold – at the 2019 World Championships for team, all-around, vault, balance beam and floor exercise, more medals than any other gymnast at Worlds. She now owns five World floor and three World beam titles, and each is the most for any woman in history.

Biles broke Vitaly Scherbo’s record of 23 World medals when she won the beam gold medal with a 15.066. Two-time team World gold-medalist Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, just missed the medal podium with her 14.000 and fourth place. China’s Liu Tingting (14.433) and Li Shijia (14.300) took second and third, respectively.

In the floor exercise final, the USA finished one-two. Biles rocked her routine, including the Biles II (the triple-double), for a 15.133 and the gold medal. Lee claimed a 14.133 for her routine that opened with a tucked double double to add a silver to her World medal collection. Russia’s Angelina Melnikova was third at 14.066.

Sam Mikulak of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, earned a 14.066 for his high bar routine that included the tricky Liukin release and took fifth. Brazil’s Arthur Mariano took the title with a 14.900, followed by Tin Srbic of Croatia in second (14.666) and Artur Dalaloyan of Russia in third (14.533). Today’s two other men’s champions were Nikita Nagornyy of Russia for vault and Joe Fraser of Great Britain for parallel bars.

All coverage by NBC, NBCSN and the Olympic Channel is available only in the United States. NBC’s gymnastics commentating team of Tim Daggett, Terry Gannon, Nastia Liukin and Andrea Joyce will provide commentary for all finals.