There is no doubt that Simone Biles is a trendsetter herself, and she keeps raising the bar as she makes her impact in the world of gymnastics. On Sunday she made history with her seventh US all-around title and was the first American to achieve this success.
According to NBC Sports, Simone has won all of the all-round competitions she has competed in since 2013. Previously, she was tied with Clara Schroth Lomady, who won her titles between 1945 and 1952 by every American.
Simone spoke about her historic victory and said: “It’s really emotional, especially when I’m doing an Olympic run for the second time. It’s really crazy. ”It was only two weeks ago that she landed another historic title under her belt. At the US Classics, she became the first woman to ever land the Yurchenko Double Pike Vault.
As she celebrates her victories, Simone also has the next competition in view as she continues to prepare for this year’s Olympic Games. She talked about not performing the Yurchenko Double Pike Vault or the double-double balance beam descent named after her when she competed in the US all-around competition.
“We’ll definitely do it at trials,” she said. “I didn’t do it in this competition because I pinched my ankles on Wednesday and they didn’t feel that good, so we just decided not to do it and not rush it so I wouldn’t do it too nervous.”
. @ Simone_Biles is now 7️⃣ times US all-round CHAMPION! #USGymChamps pic.twitter.com/Lo3HjNXz5v
– #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) June 7, 2021
When she’s not on the mat, Simone also moves behind the scenes. As previously reported, she ended her six-year partnership with Nike for Athleta in April.
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