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Simone swoops into first place

PICTURED: Simone Biles

WEARING A teal mint leotard to show her solidarity for Larry Nassar sexual-abuse survivors, Simone Biles produced a historical performance at the recent national gymnastics championships where she won her record fifth U.S. all-around title and swept the four apparatus titles.

In doing so Biles, 21, became the first woman to win all five golds in the competition.


Simone Biles competes in the floor exercise at the US gymnastics championships in Boston. (Photo credit: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

It was only her second meet since coming back to competition. “I knew I was capable of [scoring this well], but I kind of thought I was going to be a nervous wreck and maybe fall apart,” said Biles.

She added: “Going into these events, I know I kept telling my family like I don’t know if I’m going to be able to calm myself down the way I did before and handle the nerves, but so far, so good.”

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