Simone Biles became the first woman in nearly 70 years to win six straight all-around titles at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Sunday in Kansas City. She also became the first woman to perform a clean triple-double in floor exercise. The 22-year old Biles joins Clara Schroth-Lomady, who won the women’s all-around from 1945-46 and 1949-52, as the only women to have six titles to their credit
RESPECT THAT, BOW DOWN ???? @Simone_Biles keeps making history! First woman to land a triple double in competition on floor ????
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 12, 2019
In addition to the all-around title, Biles also won the U.S. title for three of the four events – vault (30.850), balance beam (29.650) and floor exercise (29.450) – along with the uneven bars bronze medal (28.800). Biles’ 118.500 was nearly five points ahead of silver-medalist Sunisa Lee.
The members of the U.S. Women’s Senior National Team are: Biles; Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays; Jordan Chiles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre; Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express; Hurd; Lee; McCallum; Riley McCusker of Brielle, N.J./MG Elite; MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics; Trinity Thomas of York, Pa./University of Florida Gymnastics; and Wong.
Eaker talked on Friday about competing so close to home.
The 2020 U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, which will determine the U.S. gymnastics teams for the Tokyo Summer Games, will be held June 25-28, 2020 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. In a change from four years ago, both the men’s and women’s trials will be held in the same spot