Simone Biles Wins Historic 8th National Title at US Gymnastics Championships


August 30, 2023

Simone Biles made history on Sunday night when she won her record-breaking eighth all-around national title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in San Jose, California.

The 26-year-old is now only female or male gymnast to have won eight US all-around titles.

Biles is also now the the oldest woman to ever win the championships.

“I think it feels really special,” she told NBC about her win. “I’ve been doing it for so long, I feel like I don’t think about numbers, I think about my performance. And I think, overall, I hit eight for eight (routines). … I guess it’s a lucky number this year.”

She was previously tied with Alfred Jochim — who won a total of seven all-around titles.


Simone Biles entered the final day of the  US Gymnastics Championships with a lead of 59.300 points following a standout performance on August 25.

Her performance on Friday included a Yurchenko double pike. Biles became the first female gymnast to ever perform the extremely difficult vault in competition.

She kicked off her Sunday performance with a 14.85 on the vault. She went on to score a 14.050 on the uneven parallel bars and 14.85 on the balance beam.

With her Olympic and world championship medals combined, Biles is the most decorated gymnast in US history. She has a total of 32 medals — including her four Olympic medals.

On Friday, Biles reflected on why winning an eighth national title was so important to her.

“I think I just have personal goals that I want to meet and keep pushing for so that’s what I’m aiming for,” she told told the Peacock broadcast.

Biles return to competition this year came after her close to two-year absence from gymnastics.

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Eloise Samuels
Eloise Samuels
24 days ago

Simone, you are AWESOME! Continue to keep your plans personal.


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