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Simone Biles Wins Record-Breaking Eighth US Gymnastics Championships

Simone Biles’ comeback was a joy to watch, and she just set another historic milestone at the US Gymnastics Championships. The Olympic medalist broke a 90-year record after winning her eighth national title, less than a month after officially returning to competition. Biles was on top of her game in San José, California and became the oldest woman to win this championship at 26. Her floor routine earned a score of 15.400, giving her an all-around total of 118.450, 3.9 points ahead of runner-up Shilese Jones. Following her historic milestone, Biles said she’s more focused on her performance than the numbers, and added she’d like to keep her goals for the rest of 2023 to herself. “I like to keep them personal, just so that I know what I’m aiming for. I think it’s better that way. I’m trying to move a little bit differently this year than I have in the past. I think it’s working so far, so I’m going to keep it a little bit secretive,” Biles told reporters following her victory. The Olympic medalist made her return to gymnastics earlier this month at the 2023 U.S. Classic, after taking a two-year break to focus on her mental health. The question of her participation at the 2024 Olympics in Paris still lingers in the air, and Biles said she had not made a decision yet.