FORT WORTH, Texas — It’s safe to say Simone Biles wasn’t scrolling Twitter mid-meet to check out the updated standings.
The reigning world and Olympic champion hasn’t lost an all-around competition in eight years, and she extended that streak in record fashion Sunday night. Her seventh title at the U.S. championships is the most for a woman and ties Alfred Jochim — who competed back in the days when gymnastics included rope climbing.
Biles finished a whopping 4.7 points ahead of Sunisa Lee, who also was second in 2019, the last time nationals were held. Or, as the gymnasts describe it, first in the non-Simone division. Biles had the top score in the two-day competition on vault, balance beam and floor exercise, and was third-best on her “worst” event, uneven bars.