USA Gymnastics star and world champion Simone Biles brought home her record seventh national women’s all-around title at the US Gymnastics Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Biles, who is relied upon to be the key part of the USA Women’s Gymnastics crew for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, won with a score of 119.650 which was 4.7 points in front of runner-up Sunisa Lee.
Biles’ teammate Jordan Chiles completed third with a score of 114.450.
“I feel like I did try to enjoy it because it could be one of my last championships that I’ll attend,” Biles said. “But it’s also the road to Tokyo, and after this we have trials, so we just have to really embrace the moment.”
Biles’ seven titles are the most by any American lady.
In spite of the fact that the 24-year-old could win competitions without concocting new skills, she frequently pushes herself harder with mind-boggling tricks the world has never seen. She has debuted such daredevil tricks, she presently has four skills officially named after her.
After the 2020 Olympics were delayed because of the pandemic, Biles trained harder and tested more skills, like a double-layout, twofold fold.
The US Olympic team trials will be held June 24-27 in St. Louis. The Tokyo Olympics are set to start in late July, barring further postponement or cancellation.
“I feel like every single championship stands out for a different reason, but this one stands out specifically because it’s the road to Tokyo,” Biles said. “We came out here, and we did what we were supposed to.”
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