Simone Biles Wins 7th National Title at U.S. Gymnastics Championships

Simone Biles Wins 7th National Title at U.S. Gymnastics Championships

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At 24 years old, Simone Biles just won her seventh national title in the U.S. gymnastics championships.

The reigning world champion took home the all-around gold after dominating the vault, balance beam, and floor events at the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championship on Sunday, People reported. With a total score of 119.650, Biles beat out second-place winner Sunisia Lee by five points.

Biles’ floor routine included a “never-been-done-before” move called “The Biles,” CBS News reported. The decorated title holder beat out Clara Schroth Lomady’s previous record of six and is now tied with Alfred Jochim for the most titles by any American gymnast.

She teased her eagerness to compete in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics during her floor routine by performing to a song from Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift. At the next Olympic Games, Biles will compete to become the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic championships.

“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.”

She also teased her goat status by donning a custom leotard that featured a rhinestone goat design on her shoulder.

Her win comes a few weeks after she successfully landed the challenging Yurchenko Double Pike and became the first woman to complete the vault at the U.S. Classic.

“Before it was just kind of working on that vault for my block, for my other vaults,” Biles said of practicing the move for the last year. “And then we got a little bit more serious. I was like, ‘Ok, I think I can compete this.’ And then that’s where it landed us to last week and me competing it in competition.”

The Tokyo Olympics will take place from Jul 23 to Aug 8.