On Thursday, the Olympian won her fourth All-Around World Title at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics Championship. The historic moment made her the first woman to accomplish such a feat.
According to People, Biles scored 1.7 points more than runner-up and silver medalist Mai Murakami of Japan, pulling in a winning score of 57.491.
Few are surprised by the victory. Biles has won every world championship she has competed in an according to Team USA, this year marks the eighth in a row that an American woman has won the Olympic or all-around title with Biles taking five of them.
However, the competition did not go off without a hiccup. The 21-year-old fell during her vault and beam performances, and faltered with a foot out of bounds during a floor exercise, KGW reports. Some attribute the slip-ups to Biles’ hospitalization just 24 hours beforehand.
In a Twitter post, the athlete announced she was admitted to an emergency room for a kidney stone, but still intended on competing.
nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships
this kidney stone can wait…. 👊🏾 doing it for my team! ❤️ I’ll be gucci girls ! pic.twitter.com/rKkvuEQrKc
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) October 26, 2018
“This kidney stone has nothing on world championships,” Biles captioned a matching Instagram post.
Despite her slips and health, Biles pulled through with the win, and that is the essence of determination and Black Girl Magic.