Our girl Simone Biles, has made history once again. After taking a year-plus break from gymnastics, the 21-year-old, has set another record at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship in Doha, Qatar, where she became the most decorated female gymnast ever. That’s right, ever.
According to the Bleacher Report, Biles made history by winning gold in the floor exercise and bronze in the balance beam in Doha. She previously won gold in the team final, individual all-around and vault to go with silver in the uneven bars.
What’s crazy is that Biles was hospitalized for a kidney stone the day before competing. According to ESPN, she didn’t pass the stone and she didn’t take drugs to ease the pain because of doping regulations. This fact alone makes her accomplishment even more jaw-dropping. After the team final, Biles was scheduled to head home to Houston where she planned to visit with the doctors to treat the kidney stone.
According CNN, Biles stated, “I think there’s a lot to be proud of. I’m here, made all the event finals, medaled in all the events and survived. I wish some of my routines would have been better, but I’m really proud of the outcome.”
Word on the street is that Biles will most likely compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. If she does, you can bet we will see even more of her #BlackGirlMagic in full effect.
do you want my neck to break hahaha ??? https://t.co/0RaFRKPg33
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) November 2, 2018
By Trinity Bishop, Freshman, Southern Illinois University
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