Here is an American gymnast to start tracking. If they start calling you the “Michael Jordan of….”, you must be pretty darn good.
Simone Biles easily defeated Olympic champions Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman in their first U.S. competition together at the Secret Classic in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Saturday night.
Biles, the two-time reigning World all-around champion, posted the highest score of all gymnasts on three of the four events and totaled 62.4 points. She’s won eight straight all-around competitions dating to 2013.
“I’m just really proud of myself,” Biles said on Universal Sports. “I was just really nervous [debuting new routines].”
Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champ, beat Biles on uneven bars (15.4 points) and finished second overall, 1.9 points behind.
“I really wanted the confidence in myself, to go in here and I’m going to hit, hit, hit, hit,” Douglas said on Universal Sports. “There still needs to be more improvements for me. I need to be more consistent and trust myself a little bit more.”
Raisman, the 2012 Olympic floor…
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