Another day, another record for Simone Biles


Simone Biles broke the record for most world medals by any gymnast, male or female, by winning gold on the balance beam Sunday at the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart.

Biles, however, later missed the chance of a second medal of the day by finishing fifth in the uneven bars final behind victor Nina Derwael of Belgium, who retained the title she won in Doha past year.

Great Britain's Ellie Downie took the bronze medal, with America's Jade Carey claiming silver.

But she has regained her swagger this week, under the watchful eyes of balance beam coach Cecile Landi, and posted top scores in all four attempts - qualifying, the team and all-around finals and Sunday's apparatus final.

Biles worked hard on the beam to rebuild her confidence in the discipline, so "to go out there and nail the routine felt really good".

Nagornyy scored an average 14.966 from his two vaults, beating his friend and Russian teammate Artur Dalaloyan into second place.

A year after becoming the Philippines' first gymnast to win a medal, Carlos Yulo took victory in the men's floor exercise.

Simone Biles performs on the vault in the women's all-around final at the gymnastics world championships in Stuttgart, Germany, on Thursday.

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"This is really the best worlds performance I have ever put out", she said after finishing her fifth world championships with five titles in six events.

"It's been so long, so many years, I can't believe I have finally done it", said the elder Downie after coming second on the bars.

The uneven bars has traditionally been her weakest event and was the only one in which she didn't win a medal at the 2016 Olympics.

This is the first time Biles has finished a world championships with five gold medals having said she is "99 percent" sure Stuttgart will be the fifth and final worlds of her career.

Less than 24 hours after Max Whitlock's pommel horse gold, Fraser pipped Turkey's Ahmet Onder on the bars by 0.017 points. Xiao Ruoteng of China took bronze with 14.933. Even before the first medal was contested, she raised the standard of women's gymnastics by landing the two new moves on beam and floor.

The 26-year-old added to his 2015 and 2017 titles with a winning margin of only 0.067 points ahead of silver medallist Lee Chih-Kai of Taiwan.

Said, whose father died in February, earned bronze and knocked Greek Olympic still rings champion Eleftherios Petrounias off the podium and out of an automatic Olympic spot. And her work is hardly done in what she has said is nearly certainly her final world championships.