Simone Biles wins 4th consecutive national championship

Simone Biles wins 4th consecutive national championship

Photo by LM Otero, AP / IndyStar

Simone Biles achieved her highest score yet on Sunday during day two of the 2016 P&G Gymnastics Championship at Chafitz Arena, and became the first woman in the last 40 years to win four consecutive U.S. women’s gymnastics championships.

She had a score of 125.000 in St. Louis, reports The Huffington Post, which is better than the one she recorded a year ago, which was of 124.100. With this, she matched the four consecutive titles won by Joan Moore Gnat in 1971-1974.

Biles, who is only 19 years old, achieved a nearly perfect score in the vault, and exceeded runner-up and twice London Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman by four points (121.100).

Lauren Hernandez (120.500) placed third, followed Gabby Douglas (117.800), who won two gold medals in London, and Madison Kocian (116.450).

The top-five, along with Amelia Hundley, Alyssa Baumann, and 15-year-old Ragan Smith earned automatic berths to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in San Jose in two weeks, where the official five-woman team for the Rio Games will be chosen.

USA Gymnastics also added to the trials roster Christina Desiderio, Brenna Dowell, Rachel Gowey, Aston Locklear, Maggie Nichols, Emily Schild, and MyKayla Skinner.

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