Simone Biles Makes History With 8th US Gymnastics Title

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Simone Biles Makes History , With 8th US Gymnastics Title.
Biles scored a combined total of 118.450 on Aug. 27 to win her eighth all-around national title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, NBC News reports. .
Biles scored a combined total of 118.450 on Aug. 27 to win her eighth all-around national title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, NBC News reports. .
Shilese Jones came in second place,
3.9 points behind Biles,
and Leanne Wong claimed third.
Biles' historical moment signals a prominent comeback after taking two years off for mental health reasons.
It feels really special. I’ve been doing it for so long, I feel like I don’t think about numbers, I think about my performance. And I think, overall, I hit eight for eight.
I guess it’s a lucky number this year, Simone Biles, via statement.
Following her floor exercise, the 26-year-old received a standing ovation.
It’s really amazing. Everybody in here believes in me. So I just need to start believing in myself a little bit more, but it feels amazing and I love the fans,
I love the crowd. It was really special, Simone Biles, via statement.
Biles won her first world title in 2013.
A decade later, her newest victory has made her the oldest woman to win the title since 1963, NBC News reports. .
She is also more decorated than any other male or female gymnast ever with 25 world championship medals, 18 of which are gold. .
When asked whether she will compete at the Paris Olympics, Biles kept things quiet.
I like to keep them personal just so that
I know what I am aiming for. 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, Simone Biles, via statement

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