Simone Biles: American equals World Championships record with 23rd medal

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Biles wins vault gold as GB's Ellie Downie takes bronze

Simone Biles equalled the record held by Vitaly Scherbo as she claimed her 23rd World Gymnastics Championships medal with gold on the vault.

Her 17th gold medal came after another fantastic display by the 22-year-old American in Stuttgart.

Great Britain's Ellie Downie took the bronze medal, with America's Jade Carey claiming silver.

Biles had the chance to break Scherbo's tally but was only able to finish fifth in the uneven bars final.

Simone Biles
Biles has 17 World Championships gold medals alongside four golds at the 2016 Rio Olympics

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