By Nancy Armour
Give Simone Biles all the medals.
Now. And, if we’re being honest, again in two years at the Tokyo Olympics.
Biles capped off the best meet of her career with yet another milestone Saturday, claiming a gold on floor exercise and a bronze on balance beam to become the first woman in 30 years to win a medal on all six events at the world gymnastics championships or Olympics. For those keeping track, she leaves worlds with four golds, including a record fourth all-around title.
Oh, and she’s only a year and a day removed from her return to the gym after taking a year off following the Rio Olympics. If this is what she can accomplish in a year, imagine what she’ll do with the two years before Tokyo.
Biles already holds the record for most career world titles by a gymnast, male or female, with her floor gold giving her 14. She tied Svetlana Khorkina’s record of 20 career medals at these worlds and, barring injury, will pass the Russian next year in Stuttgart, Germany.