Gold medalist, Simone Biles is adored on and off the mat but we didn’t have to remind you of that!
The beloved gymnast returned to the U.S. Gymnastics Championships over the weekend and she won BIG! Biles made history as she became the first black woman to win five all-around titles.
In a report by Sports Illustrated, the publication shared that Biles is the only woman to win five national all-around titles, four consecutive titles from 2013-2016, and in addition, she is the oldest women’s all-around champion since 1971 at just 21-years-old.
Let us remind you that Simone made history back in 2016 when she became the first woman to win four consecutive national championships in 42 years. She is also the first American gymnast to earn 14 World Championship medals.
While celebrating being a national champion, Biles showcased a light teal leotard which is a nod to sexual assault survivors.
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) August 20, 2018
In a statement to Associated Press on Sunday, Simone said,
“for the survivors. I stand with all of them and I think it’s kind of special to unite [people].”
Check out this official statement from Simone shared on Instagram.
Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison when nearly 200 young girls and women shared their statements on the abuse they endured from Nassar.
Congratulations Simone Biles!
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