[WATCH] Gymnast Simone Biles Wins Third National Title

The 17-year-old will go n to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

(Image: USA Today)
(Image: USA Today)

Gymnast, Simone Biles, won her third-straight national title on Saturday at the P&G Gymnastics Championships according to Team USA.

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She became the first American woman in 23 years to win three national titles.

“It’s really exciting; I keep shocking myself every year, it’s weird,” she said to USA.

The last woman to win three titles was Kim Zmeskal. She won heading into her first Olympic appearance, a feat Biles is now looking to take on at next year’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

“It’s amazing just because I know she took the same path and it led her to the Olympics, so I feel pretty good knowing I’ve achieved what she’s achieved,” Biles said of the 1991 world all-around champion.

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Though Biles, finished the competition strong on Saturday, her beginning was a bit shaky. Due to, what was believed to be nervousness, she fell off the balance beam during Wednesday’s practice session, more than once—but, fortunately, was able to redeem herself and gain the points needed for the win.

TeamUSA.org reports the 17-year-old Texan already carries the title for the most world championship gold medals by a U.S. woman—six—and is one medal away from tying Alicia Sacramone for the most world championship medals by any  U.S. woman.

Take a look at Simone Biles killing her floor exercise at P&G Championship: