Simone Biles became the first ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals with victory in the individual vault competition in Qatar on Friday. The 21-year-old American broke the all-time record set by Belarusian male gymnast Vitaly Scherbo in 1996, a year before Biles was born. It was Biles` third gold medal of the week so far in Doha and she is halfway to a possible sweep of six gold medals at these championships. This was also her 17th world championship medal overall, which means she is just three shy of the all-time record of 20, held by Russia`s Svetlana Khorkina. The gold-medal-winning vaults from Simone Biles 🙌🏼🥇 #DohaGym2018 pic.twitter.com/OjbLS1meHu — FloGymnastics (@FloGymnastics) November 2, 2018 × Favourite to take gold in the event, she received a mark of 15.366, well ahead of second-placed Shallon Olsen from Canada, who finished on 14.516. Bronze went to Mexico`s Alexa Moreno, with 43-year-old Oksana Chusovitina in fourth. Biles has another chance of a gold medal later on Friday in the uneven bars event. Earlier, all-around gold medal winner Artur Dalaloyan won the men`s floor exercise gold medal.