ANTWERP, Belgium Biles' desire to win is unquenchable. On Sunday, the American gymnast won the balance beam and floor finals to clinch a third and fourth gold medal at the 2023 gymnastics world championships.
Biles opened the day with a confident beam program. She jumped with confidence and spun smoothly before dismounting with a tiny hop. She beat China's Zhou Yaqin by 0.1 points with 14.800 points. Rebeca Andrade of Brazil won bronze.
Biles ended a busy week by competing in the floor final. She achieved the best qualifying score and again wows the crowd with her tumbling passes and big leaps.
Biles scored 14.633 points, the day's highest, despite stepping out of bounds midway through her challenging routine. Biles won her sixth global floor title, unbeaten.
Andrade, another athlete, won silver ahead of Flavia Saraiva of Brazil. Biles had an impressive comeback to the international scene in Antwerp, where she began her 23 world titles aged 16.
In addition to her sixth all-around victory, she won a vault silver medal, making her the most decorated gymnast ever. She guided the U.S. women to a record sixth straight team title.
Biles has an Olympic and world championship record 37 medals. This week marked her first global championships since 2019, after a two-year sabbatical to focus on her mental health after the Tokyo Olympics. Biles competed again this summer.
Japan's Daiki Hashimoto won the horizontal bar final with 15.233 points in the men's competition. Su Weide of China finished third, followed by Croatia's Tin Srbic in second place by 0.533 points.
British vaulter Jake Jarman won gold with 15.050 points, giving Britain its first medal. Jarman had a great vault and was ecstatic when he landed a Dragulescu on his second try, hugging his coach and waving his arms.
His score beat American Khoi Young by 0.201. Young's two vaults secured him a runner-up finish and a third medal this week, adding to his team bronze and pommel horse silver. Nazar Chepurnyi of Ukraine placed third.
After landing his second vault, Young smiled heartily and encouraged spectators waving American flags to make more noise as screams and acclaim erupted from the Sportpaleis bleachers.
German men's parallel bars gold medalist Lukas Dauser won with 15.400, ahead of China's Shi Cong and Japan's Kaito Sugimoto.