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Simone Biles shattered the 90-year-old long-standing record at the 2023 Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Her victory was more than just a win; it was a testament to her resilience and unbreakable connection with the sport she loves. Emerging from a hiatus after the Tokyo Olympics and after her dominance at the Core Hydration Classic with the spotlight firmly fixed on her, Biles seized the moment and delivered an extraordinary performance. Her total score of 118.45 reverberated through the arena, making her the first woman in history to capture eight U.S. all-around titles.

This monumental achievement was a reflection of her unmatched commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. While standing on the pinnacle of success, Biles humbly acknowledged that she remains a work in progress. Her journey is one of continuous growth, a journey she embraces with an unwavering determination to surpass her own limits. This victory, though historic, was just another chapter in her story, a story that continues to unfold with every routine she performs.

Simone Biles asserts herself as a work in progress

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In an exclusive interview with NBC Olympics & Paralympics, Biles revealed her thoughts and emotions about her remarkable journey. Asked about the special significance of this win, she reflected, “I think it feels really special. Especially since WCC, we have six athletes here. So I think that’s super exciting as well.” Delving into her personal goals, Biles offered a glimpse into her mindset, “I’m trying to move a bit differently this year than I have in the past. So I think it’s working so far. So I’m going to keep it a little bit secretive.”

A lighthearted moment in the interview revolved around the Paris Olympics and with a playful chuckle, Biles quipped, “Not yet,” leaving her plans open to anticipation and speculation. Amidst standing ovations and thunderous cheers from the crowd, Biles acknowledged the overwhelming belief in her abilities. “Everybody in here believes in me. My teammates believe in me, my coaches, my family, everyone, so I just need to start believing in myself a little bit more.” Her words resonated with the essence of her journey – a continuous quest for self-assurance. The history-making victory at the 2023 Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships comes a full decade after Biles clinched her first title.

Shattering expectations at the 2023 Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships

At 26, she stands not only as the first gymnast to achieve eight all-around national titles but also as the oldest woman to claim this coveted honor. “I’ve been doing it for so long. I feel like I don’t think about numbers; I think about my performance,” she shared. In a jaw-dropping demonstration of her skill, Biles dominated the vault, beam, and floor exercise events.

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The daring Yurchenko double pike on the vault showcased her unmatched courage and determination. With a total score of 118.45, she left her competitors trailing behind, confirming her supremacy in the realm of gymnastics. As she strides forward, her path leads to the World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, an opportunity to leave her mark on a global stage once again.

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And as fans hold their breath in anticipation, the hope remains alive to witness her grace and power on the grand stage of all – the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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