On Sunday, Simone Biles captured her 7th title after winning the women’s all-around at the U.S. Gymnastics Championship with 119.65 points. Biles is the most decorated gymnast in the history of the sport with a total of 25 World Championship medals, 76% of which are gold.
“It’s really emotional, especially going into my second time doing an Olympic run,” Biles told NBCSN. “It’s really crazy.”
Biles further explained, “I feel like every single championship stands out for a different reason, but this one stands out specifically because it’s the road to Tokyo.”
In addition to winning her seventh title she was also named Athlete of the Year.
Via USA Gymnastics press release:
Annual awards for the women’s artistic discipline were announced following the event. Biles was named Athlete of the Year, while her coach Laurent Landi received Coach of the Year honors. Veteran gymnasts Laurie Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J./Gym-Max Gymnastics and MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics were named Co-Sportswomen of the Year.
Eighteen individuals were selected to the U.S. Senior Women’s National Team at the event’s conclusion and will advance to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials later in the month, and USA Gymnastics may name additional gymnasts:
- Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
- Skye Blakely, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
- Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays
- Jordan Chiles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
- Kayla DiCello, Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics
- Amari Drayton, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
- Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express
- Addison Fatta, Wrightsville, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics
- Shilese Jones, Westerville, Ohio/Future Gymnastics Academy
- Emily Lee, Los Gatos, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School
- Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center
- Emma Malabuyo, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams
- Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters
- Riley McCusker, Brielle, N.J./Arizona Sunrays
- Zoe Miller, Spring, Texas, World Champions Centre
- Ava Siegfeldt, Williamsburg, Va./World Class Gymnastics
- MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics
- Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express
Best of luck at the Team Trials to all of the individuals selected.