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Talent from God: Simone Biles Becomes Most Decorated World Championship Gymnast of All Time

Image Credit: ABC News
Image Credit: ABC News

Simone Biles nailed two more routines in world competitions this weekend giving her a new title: most decorated world championship gymnast with 25 world medals. 

The 22-year-old competed at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany according to Olympic Channel.

ABC News reports that Biles won her 24th and 25th world championship medals during beam and floor routines on Sunday, putting the US gymnast top of the charts for the championships.

Biles won five gold medals this week - but for her, it's not about the numbers.

"I can't be more thrilled with the performance that I put out at this world championships," she said. The medal record? "I'm not a number person."

Biles scored 15.066 after a near-perfect routine, performing a simpler dismount than the double-double she performed earlier in the championships.

After her score was announced she jumped up from her seat with a broad smile and punched the air with excitement.

"I was really excited. I thought it was going to be at least a 14.8, 14.9, but to see 15, I was like, 'Well, that's pretty crazy,' so I was very proud," Biles said.

Biles said it meant a lot and felt good to nail the routine "I am thrilled with that performance, it was probably the highlight."

Throughout her career, Biles has credited God for her success, giving Him all the glory.

"I think God gives every individual something special and mine was talent," she said. "So to never take it for granted, which my dad always told me, 'Don't waste God's gift that he gave you.'" 

Biles plans to compete in next year's Olympics in Tokyo, Japan and has said she will retire from the sport after the Olympics. 

In 2016, she wrote an autobiography titled Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance. Simone shares how her faith and family influenced her success.

"Kids today talk about faith, and I think it's OK for me to share my faith so kids can see how it helps you through the whole process," she said.

As she looks to the future, Simone says she will continue to give all she's got with the talent that God gave her.

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