Over the weekend, while the rest of us were contemplating a trip to the pumpkin patch or binge-watching Netflix with a bag of Halloween candy, Simone Biles, Coco Gauff, and Brigid Kosgei were all making history in their respective sports—gymnastics, tennis, and running.
Young women out in the world breaking records and making history is always something to celebrate, so let’s break down exactly how these three are changing the world of sports.
Biles’s breaking of records is certainly nothing new—she’s been doing it pretty much every day she competed over the past week at the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany. On Sunday (October 13), she won gold medals in the individual floor and balance beam competitions, bringing her career world-medal total to 25. That means she is now officially the G.O.A.T., becoming the most decorated gymnast—male or female—in history.
Of her 25 medals, Biles said, “It’s older than my age, so I’m pretty thrilled with it,” per NPR.