SHE’S BACK! After taking a much deserved break from her success at the 2016 Olympics, Simone Biles has roared back to make history again. This time setting a record winning her fifth – yes, fifth! – US Women’s Gymnastics All-Round title, becoming the first woman to win all five golds at the nationals since 1994. ///by Amy Evans
“I knew I was capable of [scoring this well], but I kind of thought I was going to be a nervous wreck and maybe fall apart,” said Biles, sporting a teal mint leotard to support her sister survivors from the Larry Nassar scandal (teal is the designated support color.) “Going into these events, I know I kept telling my family I don’t know if I’m going to be able to calm myself down the way I did before and handle the nerves, but so far, so good.”
And – another first – Simone won her first national title on uneven bars, the only event she has not won at a previous Olympic or national competition. (Bucket list – ✔️)
What a performance from @Simone_Biles!
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 20, 2018
We can’t wait to watch her ride to Tokyo in 2020! And with teammates like Morgan Hurd, Riley McCusker, Jade Carey, Grace McCallum, Kara Eaker, Shilese Jones, Trinity Thomas and others – we can just see them on the podium again when Team USA hits Tokyo.
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