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Simone Biles (USA, 27), one of the greatest gymnasts of all time, will compete in her third Olympic Games.

Biles punched her ticket to Paris with a dominant performance at the U.S. Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Trials for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., on Monday (Aug. 1).

Biles scored 117.225 points in the all-around, which is the combined score of four events – vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise – twice, to edge out runner-up Sunisa Lee (21-111.675) for the top spot on the five-member U.S. team in Paris.

She scored a 58.900 on all four events in the first all-around qualifier two days ago and a 58.325 in the second qualifier today. Both were career highs.

Biles, who won four gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro – team, all-around, vault and floor exercise – will look to win at least four of the six gold medals up for grabs in women’s artistic gymnastics at the 33rd Summer Olympics, which begin on Aug. 26 in Paris, France.

Biles also attempted to win the all-around title at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2021, but settled for silver in the team event and bronze in the all-around after withdrawing from competition due to a sudden mental breakdown caused by extreme stress.

She then focused on her mental health recovery and returned to the sport two years ago with the goal of qualifying for Paris.

Biles is one of the most decorated gymnasts in history with 27 gold medals, including four Olympic golds and 23 world championship golds.

At the U.S. Championships last month, she won the all-around for the ninth time in her career and took first place in all four individual events, repeating her five gold medals in six years.

At the U.S. trials, Biles finished first on vault and floor exercise, second on uneven bars and fourth on balance beam. 메이저사이트

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