Gymnast Simone Biles Wins US All-Around National Champion: Is She The Next Gabby Douglas?

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At just 16-years-old gymnast, Simone Biles is the United States’s newest all-around national champion. She impressed the crowd on Saturday (August 17) at the P&G Gymnastics Championships in Hartford, Connecticut with her win over Olympic gold medalist Kyla Ross (Silver) and Brenna Dowell (Bronze). The 2012 Olympic all-round gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas didn’t compete but offered her support for all the gymnast from the stands. Gabby became the first woman of color to win an individual all-around at the 2012 Olympics. Simone Biles is the first woman of color since Tasha Schwikert in 2002 to become the U.S. all-around national champion.
 

(L-R: Kyla Ross, silver; Simone Biles, gold; Brenna Dowell, bronze)

(L-R: Kyla Ross, silver; Simone Biles, gold; Brenna Dowell, bronze)


 
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