Simone Biles has won her sixth national all-around title
An absolute queen.
Simone Biles has won her sixth national all-around title.
The gymnast came first at last week's 2019 US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, marking her sixth US all-around title since the beginning of her career.
Biles won her last titles from 2013 to 2016, 2018, and most recently in 2019.
It has been over half a century since a woman has achieved such a feat, with Clara Schroth Lomady being the last to win the same amount of championships in the 1940s and '50s.
Biles completed a double-twisting double-dismount off beam during her routine - a move that had never been completed before by a female gymnast.
On the first night of the competition, she also attempted a triple double on floor. She faltered the first time and put her hands down, which counted as a fall.
On the second night, however, she completed the move, later saying how relieved she was to not have missed the jump a second time.
A four-time Olympic gold medalist, Biles was named as one of Time Magazine's most influential people in the world, as well as ESPN's most dominant athlete, of 2018.
She picked up four gold medals, one silver, and one bronze at last year's world championships, making her the most decorated gymnast in American history.
Biles is now working towards the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
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