Simone Biles just became the most decorated female gymnast in history By Leah Asmelash, CNN
As if that wasn't impressive enough, 15 of those medals are gold. That's the most World Championship gold medals ever in gymnastics history, too. And her count could grow before the week is up. Tuesday's gold medal was awarded for the Women's Team Final event, where Team USA competes against other countries.
The winner is decided by tallying the total scores from the participating gymnasts. In addition to being Biles' 21st medal, it was Team USA's fifth consecutive world team title.
#TokyoOlympics ✔ @nbcolympics The women of @usagym win their 5th consecutive world team title 🥇@simone_Biles claims her 21st world medal and breaks the female record for most world gymnastics championships medals 🙌#Stuttgart2019
On Thursday, she'll be competing in the Women's All-Around Final, before spending the weekend competing in all four individual event finals -- vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise.
She's not guaranteed to medal in all of them, of course. But it does mean that her total count of World Championship medals could get up to 26 by the end of the week.
Last year, at the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Biles brought home six medals -- including four golds in team, all-around, vault and floor exercise. And yes, for those of you keeping count, that does mean she brought home a medal in every single event possible.