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Simone Biles Sweeps All Gold Medals in U.S. Championships
Record breaking performances by Simone Biles send her home with 5 gold medals, sweeping all of her events. A historical night in Boston for the U.S. gymnast. In Boston, MA (Aug. 19) at the U.S. Championships, Simone Biles only saw gold. That’s right, competing for only the second time since the Rio Olympics, Biles won gold in all four apparatus competitions and topped the podium for the all-around, sending her home with 5 gold medals. Her Scores: All-Around: 119.850 Vault: 31.125 Uneven Bars: 29.400 Balance Beam: 30.100 Floor Exercise: 29.150Quotes As she is before most competitions, Biles was full of pre-match jitters. Telling reporters that she is constantly working on settling her nerves heading into her routines. She said it's all about "consistency and confidence," and it seemed to be the very thing she needed to make history. She told NBC Sports: “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.” She couldn't have been more wrong, as she had everything it took to set the gymnastics world on fire. Twitter Social media was abuzz after each of her performances. Fans from all over took to Twitter in celebration. Take a look at some of her performances below. Her Outfit Simone Biles Floor Routine | Photo Source It wasn’t just Bile’s performance that had everyone talking. Donning a teal mint leotard, Biles paid tribute to those who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar with her wardrobe choice, making her wins even more special. The symbolism of her outfit was in reference to the teal ribbons that NCAA athlete victims had worn during competition. Biles was the only one who wore teal in Boston, saying she hoped that it would catch on more. Additional Reading/Sources Mashable: Simone Biles makes gymnastics history in leotard 'for the survivors' NBC Sports: Simone Biles wins every gold medal at U.S. Championships The New Yorker: The Return of Simone Biles and the Costs of Gymnastics
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