Simone Biles wins record 21st World Gymnastics Championships medal

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By David McDaid
BBC Olympic sports reporter at Stuttgart
Simone Biles broke the record since the USA took their fifth consecutive team title, for World Gymnastics Championships awards won by a girl with her 21st medal.
The Americans total of 172.33 was almost six full marks ahead of Russia in second, together using Italy beating China to a surprise bronze in Stuttgart.
Terrific Britain finished sixth in Germany, together with Olympic eligibility for Tokyo 2020.
Biles ended with a personal total of 59.733 in winning her 15th world title.
She was the outstanding performer at a group that included a 19-year-old and three 16-year-olds.
Victory sees her Russias Svetlana Khorkina since the girl with the most awards at the history of the competition.
Biles includes three silvers and three bronzes in addition while Khorkina handled eight silvers nine golds and three bronzes.
Biles is competing in all six finals, having been the first girls to win a medal in all six occasions in Doha in the Worlds of the last year.
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The Texan has the opportunity to develop into the gymnast with the most awards overall in World Championships history.
She needs three awards this week to overtake the tally of 23, which he won the Commonwealth of Independent States and Belarus in the 1990s, to the Soviet Union of Vitaly Scherbo.
The British womens round had been mixed, even though they still improved from the closing in their position.
Becky Downie was the star turn having a superb 14.9 score on uneven bars.
That is a great outcome for us – we came to it with nothing to lose, she told BBC Sport.
We didnt make the team closing last year so just to maintain this was a enormous step forward .
Downie, younger sister Ellie (vault) and Alice Kinsella (around) will look in finals again over the upcoming week.
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