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  • Updated: August 28, 2023

Simone Biles: US Gymnast Wins Record Eighth Title

Simone Biles: US Gymnast Wins Record Eighth Title

Simone Biles has won her eighth all-around title at the US Gymnastics Championships, breaking a 90-year record held by Alfred Jochim since 1933. 

This milestone comes less than a month after the 26-year-old made a comeback following a two-year break to work on her mental health.

The four-time Olympic champion had a routine score of 15.400 and an overall of 118.450 to claim first place with 3.9 points ahead of Shilese Jones.

Biles was the only competitor to finish the two days of competition in San Jose with two scores of 15 or higher, after taking control of the event with 15.700 on the vault on Friday.

She first became US all-around champion in 2013 and equalled the record of Jochim in 2021.

However, she took a break from gymnastics later that year when she pulled out of five of her six finals at the delayed Tokyo Olympics.

She attributed her reason for quitting at the time to "the twisties," a kind of mental block where gymnasts can lose their sense of space in the air.

Despite Biles being a record holder, she is yet to indicate whether she will aim to compete at next year's Olympics in Paris, although she is expected to take part in the World Championships in Antwerp from September 30 to October 8, where she would have the chance to add to her tally of 25 world medals, including 19 golds.

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