“Add Olympic All-Around Champion to That”: Gymnastics World Reacts to Jordan Chiles’s NCAA Performance

Published 04/16/2023, 10:15 AM EDT

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UCLA gymnast Jordan Chiles was at her best during the semi-finals of the NCAA women’s gymnastics championships on April 13. The 22-year-old won two titles at the competition, finishing second in the all-around category. She was overtaken by Utah gymnast Maile O’Keefe who scored a perfect 10 on the beam. But she didn’t let that faze her. Counting her blessings, the UCLA gymnast celebrated her win on social media with a heartfelt note.

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On the occasion of her birthday, April 15, Jordan Chiles shared a victorious picture of her on Instagram. Gushing over her great win, fans filled her comment section with loads of praise.

Jordan Chiles’ spectacular performance at the NCAA Championship

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On Thursday’s nail-biting gymnastics championship, Olympic silver medallist Jordan Chiles won the NCAA title on the floor exercise with a score of 9.9875. Nevertheless, she also advanced with a perfect 10 score by performing on the uneven bars in the all-around category. However, Utah gymnast Maile O’Keefe outshined her by scoring a perfect 10 on the beam securing the all-around title. The neck-to-neck competition between the two gymnasts resulted in O’Keefe with 39.7625 points and Chiles with 39.1725.

 

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The UCLA sophomore celebrated her two-title win by sharing a picture of her from the championship on Instagram. The young gymnast posted a picture holding the NCAA trophy along with a heartfelt note in the caption that read, “From Olympian to World Champion and now a 2x NCAA Champion, I am beyond grateful for every opportunity that has been given to me🥺🫶🏽 Onto the next… Paris here I come😝

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Chiles is extremely proud of her progress and hopes to be even better at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Just like her, the gymnast’s fans are also over the moon for her win. Many congratulated Chiles on Instagram.

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Chile’s fans are super proud of her performance. They added to her happiness by expressing their wonderful wishes. Take a look,

Fans expressed how proud they are of Jordan, “ Yes ma’am Jo! I’m so proud of you🤩”

Someone commented on Chiles’s magnificent 10 score on the even bars, “That 10 🙌🙌🙌 Love you! Congrats on all your success and thank you for your performances!”

Looking back at the gymnast’s improvement over the years, another fan wrote, “I’m very proud of you Jordan, it’s incredible how you improved over the years, I’m grateful that you have rediscovered that incredible passion for gymnastics”

How could fans miss Jordan’s manicured electrifying blue nails, “WITH THE NAILSSSS ikdr 🤩🥳”

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Moreover, fans also see a lot of hope for Chiles in the upcoming championships, “Way to go, Jordan! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽”

“Just may add Olympic All-Around Champion to that. ❤️🙌let’s go!!!”

After the 2023 NCAA women’s gymnastics championships, Chiles will be returning to her preparation for the Olympics 2024.

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What did you think of Chiles’ performance and how brilliant do you think she will be next year? Let us know in the comments below.

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