Simone Biles Makes History *Twice* at U.S. Gymnastics Championships (and You Need to See Her Gorgeous Floor Routine)

Simone Biles is making her epic comeback one to remember. Not too much time has passed since the 26-year-old athlete announced that she would return to gymnastics. And now that she’s back, she has already made history once again.

On Sunday, Biles competed in the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in San Jose, California, and achieved a record eighth all-around title.

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

When she finished her floor routine, the famous athlete broke Alfred Jochim’s record of seven all-around golds (which was first set in 1933).

And not only that, Biles made history and became the oldest woman ever to win the gymnastics competition. She scored 3.9 points more than 21-year-old gymnast Shilese Jones, who took home a silver medal.

“I’ve been doing it for so long. I feel like I don’t think about numbers—I think about my performance,” Biles said after her win (per CBS Sports). “I think overall I hit eight for eight. I guess it’s a lucky number this year.”

This huge victory comes on the heels of Biles’s comeback announcement. She previously withdrew from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after suffering from “the twisties.” (FYI, the condition causes gymnasts to lose their sense of space while they are in midair.)

Biles also completely stole the show at the Core Hydration U.S. Classic earlier this month, where she won gold medals for vault, floor and balance beam. In addition, she won third place in the uneven bars competition.

Congrats on your big win, Simone!

Want all the latest celebrity news sent right to your inbox? Subscribe here.

Simone Biles Calls Out Incorrect Tweet, Sets Record Straight on Her Gold Medals: ‘This Is Awkward’

Karelle McKay

Assistant Editor, News And Entertainment

Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...
read full bio

Why You Should Trust Us

PureWow's editors and writers have spent more than a decade shopping online, digging through sales and putting our home goods, beauty finds, wellness picks and more through the wringer—all to help you determine which are actually worth your hard-earned cash. From our PureWow100 series (where we rank items on a 100-point scale) to our painstakingly curated lists of fashion, beauty, cooking, home and family picks, you can trust that our recommendations have been thoroughly vetted for function, aesthetics and innovation. Whether you're looking for travel-size hair dryers you can take on-the-go or women’s walking shoes that won’t hurt your feet, we’ve got you covered.