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Simone BiIes made history winning her eighth national all-around title, becoming the most won by a single gymnast. The championed gymnast competed over the weekend in San Jose with a triumphant win. Check out photos of the all-star to celebrate this historic moment inside.
Biles is no stranger to championship titles. The gymnastics superstar won her record eight U.S. Championship on Sunday (Aug. 27) just two years after backing out of the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health.
The 26-year-old is the oldest to win it all after an outstanding performance throughout the weekend. Biles came out with an all-around total score of 118.40 over the two-day event, four points ahead of runner-up Shilese Jones and seven above third-place finisher Leanne Wong.
This is a full circle moment as Biles earned her first U.S. title a decade ago. She announced her official return in June 2023 after taking some needed time away from the sport. Biles has since married her husband, Jonathan Owens.
The reigning champ picked up where she left off scoring the highest results in the vault, beam and floor events. Speculations about her competing at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris are underway, but Biles hasn’t confirmed herself.
“I like to keep (my goals) personal just so that I know what I am aiming for,” Biles shared at the competition. “I’m trying to move a little bit differently this year than I have in the past. So I think it’s working so far, so I’m gonna keep it a little bit secretive.”
Biles will head to the world championships in Belgium later this year.
Check out a gallery of photos to celebrate 10 years of Simone Biles gymnastics domination below:
1. Decade of Dominance
2. Smile of a Champion
3. This Gymnast Means Business
4. Shine Superstar
5. Hat’s Off To You, All-Star
6. Livin’ It Up As She Should
7. Woman of Many Talents
8. Winning Team
10. Congrats, Champ!