ANTWERP, Belgium (October 6, 2023) – Simone Biles (Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre) became the winningest World and Olympic medal-winning gymnast in history, and Shi Jones (Auburn, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center) won her second-consecutive World Championships all-around medal Friday night at the 2023 FIG Artistic World Championships.
With her sixth Worlds all-around gold, Biles brought her career World Championships gold-medal total to 21 and remained undefeated in World Championships all-around competition. She now has 34 medals at the Olympic and World Championships, surpassing Vitaly Scherbo’s total of 33.
Biles and Jones both hit all of their routines, with Biles posting a total score of 58.399 for gold and Jones finishing with 56.332 for bronze. Defending all-around champion Rebeca Andrade of Brazil took the silver with 56.766 to complete the first all-Black all-around podium in FIG World Championships history.
Biles recorded the three highest scores of the competition on balance beam (14.533), floor exercise (14.533) and vault (15.100), and was sixth on uneven bars (14.333) with a clean routine. Jones, the 2022 World all-around silver medalist, was consistently strong all night, posting the second-highest score on beam (14.066), third highest on vault (14.233), fourth on bars (14.633) and fifth on floor (13.400).
The championships are far from over for Biles and Jones. Biles will contest vault and bars on Saturday, and floor and beam on Sunday. Jones will go for medals on bars, beam and floor. Event finals begin on both days at 8 a.m. ET.
Also on Saturday, Americans Fred Richard (Stoughton, Mass./University of Michigan) and Khoi Young (Bowie, Md./Stanford University) will compete on men’s floor and pommel horse, respectively.
2023 FIG Artistic World Championships U.S. Medal Count
Gold – Women’s team (Biles, Blakely, DiCello, Jones, Roberson, Wong), Women’s All-Around (Biles)
Bronze – Men’s team (Hong, Juda, Moldauer, Richard, Young, Walker), Men’s All-Around (Richard), Women’s All-Around (Jones)