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Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history after sealing her sixth career all-around

Simone Biles has reconquered the gymnastics world following a two-year absence - and she did just three months after returning to competition.

The American superstar won the individual all-around title at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp for the sixth time on Friday to become the most decorated gymnast in the sport's history.

A decade after she won her first in the same Belgian city as a 16-year-old, Biles scored 58.399 points across the balance beam, floor, vault and uneven bars to beat Rebeca Andrade, the Brazilian defending champion, by 1.633 points.

Biles' US teammate Shilese Jones took the bronze medal, with 56.332 points.

It was Biles' 27th world championship medal — and 21st gold. It came two days after the four-time Olympic gold medalist led the U.S women to a record seventh straight win in the team event.

Biles now has 34 medals across the world championships and Olympics, making her the most decorated gymnast ever — male or female — at the sport's two signature events ahead of the retired Vitaly Scherbo.

Biles' only blip came right at the end, as she was about to wrap up her floor routine. After a near-flawless display, she tripped near the end of her routine as she was about to enter a sequence of leaps. But she recovered in style, and it didn't cost her enough of a points deduction to rob her of the gold.

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