Simone Biles wins historic 8th all-around title at U.S. championships

Simone Biles

“I’m at eight. I’ve been doing it for so long. I feel like I don’t think about numbers, I think about my performance,” Biles said. “And I think overall, I hit eight for eight. It’s eight, I guess it’s a lucky number this year.”

The gymnastics star won her record eighth U.S. Championship on Sunday night during the competition at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, 10 years after she first ascended to the top of her sport as a teenage prodigy.

Biles, now a 26-year-old wife and mother, is considered perhaps the greatest of all time! And at age 26, she’s also the oldest woman to win the title. She posted an all-around two-day total of 118.40, four points clear of runner-up Shilese Jones. Florida junior Leanne Wong finished third. (Compiled)