Simone Biles Wins Record 7th All-Around Title at U.S. Gymnastics Championships

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJune 7, 2021

Simone Biles stands on the podium after earning first place in the all around following the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

For the seventh time, Simone Biles is the all-around winner in the U.S. Gymnastics Championships after leading the field at the 2021 installment in Fort Worth, Texas.

The achievement moves Biles ahead of Clara Schroth Lombady for the most titles by a female American.

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Every time she’s competed, she’s won.<br><br>Seven-time U.S. all-around champion @Simone_Biles. #USGymChamps pic.twitter.com/GDX82wWHzo

"I feel like every single championship stands out for a different reason, but this one stands out specifically because it's the road to Tokyo," she said of the win. "We came out here, and we did what we were supposed to."

The 24-year-old paced the field after the first session with a total score of 59.550. The gold was hers to lose heading into her final event Sunday, the uneven bars. While she had to settle for a bronze in the bars, her score of 14.700 in the second session was more than enough to leave her atop the standings.

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.@Simone_Biles is now a 7️⃣-time U.S. all-around CHAMPION! 👑 #USGymChamps pic.twitter.com/Lo3HjNXz5v

Greatness has become the norm for Biles, who is so exceptional she's almost breaking the scoring system. In May, she was the first woman ever to land the Yurchenko double pike in an official event.

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The first woman in history to land a Yurchenko double pike in competition.<br><br>Our jaws are on the floor. @Simone_Biles is still in the air. #USClassic pic.twitter.com/CmJYRidtfo

Biles is firing on all cylinders as she looks to defend her all-around gold medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics.