Simone Biles wins record 21st career medal at gymnastics worlds, leading U.S. women to team title
American star's 15th gold pushes her past total of Russia's Svetlana Khorkina
Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women's team all-around title.
"Every year it feels better and better just because we're adding to the legacy," Biles said. "I feel like I never think of records. I just go out there and do what I came to do, which is compete for the country."
Biles posted the best individual scores on the vault, balance beam and floor.
WATCH | Simone Biles rules floor routine in team event:
Canada finishes 7th
Italy ended its 69-year wait for a women's team medal with bronze, scoring164.796 points while fourth-place China failed to make the podium for the first time since the 2003 worlds.
Canada collected 160.563 points for seventh place, falling short of its 162.922 qualifying score after two unfortunate falls on beam in the first rotation and another on the uneven bars
The team is comprised of Ellie Black (Halifax), Brooklyn Moors (Cambridge, Ont.), Shallon Olsen (Surrey, B.C.), Ana Padurariu (Whitby, Ont.) and Victoria Woo (Brossard, Que.).
WATCH | Ellie Black's dazzling floor routine at worlds:
"It was great just to get out there and have another opportunity in a team final on this amazing arena floor."
Black and Moors were the lone Canadian women to compete on all four apparatus, while Padurariu focused on the beam and bars. Olsen did a floor routine and vault, and Woo competed on bars, admitting it was a bit stressful.
WATCH | Shallon Olsen's vault launches her to 1st place:
"I feel like it's more stressful only doing one event in a team final," she said, "because you really don't want to mess up your one event."
Canada is entered in the women's all-around final on Thursday, featuring Black and Moors. On Saturday, Olsen will attempt to return to the podium in the vault final.
Competition wraps up Sunday with Black and Padurariu in the beam finals in which the latter is seeking a podium repeat.
With files from CBC Sports