Simone Biles has her eye on much more gold. Ten years after profitable her first nationwide title, the Olympian took dwelling her record-breaking eighth win on the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on August 27. Her latest flooring routine, stuffed with jaw-dropping twists and strikes, sealed her victory because the all-around champion.

The newlywed sparkled in a black and silver sequin leotard for the ultimate day of the U.S. Nationwide Championships, which passed off in San Jose, California. She effortlessly nailed all of her most difficult strikes in the course of the routine. The 26-year-old is now the primary gymnast in historical past to win 8 nationwide championships — and the oldest. Her eighth nationwide championship title broke a tie with Olympian Alfred Jochim.

“I believe it feels actually particular,” Simone told NBC after her win. “I’ve been doing it for therefore lengthy, I really feel like I don’t take into consideration numbers, I take into consideration my efficiency. And I believe, total, I hit 8 for 8 [routines]. It’s 8. I suppose it’s a fortunate quantity this 12 months.”

When requested about her private objectives with gymnastics, Simone mentioned she was preserving them near her chest for now. She refused to say if the 2024 Summer time Olympics in 2024 was her final objective.

The 26-year-old, who married NFL participant Jonathan Owens in Might 2023, is feeling extra supported than ever after profitable her newest nationwide title. “All people in right here believes in me,” she mentioned, giving a shoutout to her teammates, coaches, and the gang. “So I simply want to start out believing in myself a little bit bit extra, however it feels wonderful and I really like the followers, I really like the gang. It was actually particular.”

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Simone Biles on the 2023 U.S. Gymnastics Championships. (JOHN G MABANGLO/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Simone is making an unimaginable comeback to gymnastics after a two-year break following the 2021 Summer time Olympics. In Tokyo, Simone pulled out of a number of gymnastics occasions, together with the ultimate particular person all-around competitors. On the time, Simone was affected by the “twisties,” a psychological block that Simone advised the world was the “craziest feeling ever.” She admitted that having the twisties means you “actually cannot inform up from down.”

The twisties are a factor of the previous now. Now that she’s received one other all-around title on the U.S. Nationwide Championships, Simone has certified for the world championships. The 2023 Creative Gymnastics World Championships will start September 30 in Antwerp, Belgium.

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