Simone Biles stuns with a 'flying' vault routine during podium training at U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2024

2024 Core Hydration Classic
Simone Biles delivers strong performance at U.S Gymnastics Championships

Simone Biles is ready to win her 9th U.S. all-around national title and has once again demonstrated her talent at the ongoing U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Her stunning vault routine was the highlight of Wednesday's podium training challenge.

Biles staged one of the greatest comebacks in gymnastics last year. Coming back from a nearly two-year absence from the sport due to ‘twisties’, she won a record 6th all-around title at the 2023 World Championships in Antwerp. The 27-year-old is now eyeing another historic campaign at the Paris Olympics 2024, and featured for the first time this season at last week's U.S. Classic.

The seven-time Olympic medalist won the all-around title at the U.S Classic in dominant fashion. She earned a score of 59.500 while Shilese Jones finished 2nd at 57.650. Biles came first in the women's floor exercise, which also featured Taylor Swift's music at the start.

Simone Biles is eying her third Olympic appearance and has taken center stage at the gymnastics championships to qualify for the Olympic trials. She delivered a stunning vault routine during the podium training on Wednesday. NBC Olympics and Paralympics shared a video of her routine on X, writing:

"Simone Biles is FLYING at #XfinityChamps podium training"

While Biles didn't place in the top 3 at the U.S.Classic on vault, she is looking very strong in the air now and will be a favorite for one of the top positions. She will need to better one of Jade Carey, Skyle Blakely or Leanne Wong to take the vault podium.

Simone Biles delighted after first appearance of the 2024 Olympic season

2024 Core Hydration Classic- Biles wins all-around title
2024 Core Hydration Classic- Biles wins all-around title

Simone Biles expressed her delight after she stormed to a dominant all-around victory at the U.S. Classic 2024. In addition to the all-around title, the Olympic champion placed first in the floor exercise, and second on the Balance beam and uneven bars.

"I was just happy to be back out there, get through those nerves again, feel that adrenaline. I can't really complain how the first meet back was,” she expressed. (via NBC)

Speaking about her vault routine, Biles added that she was gradually gaining confidence. However, she admitted that there were still things to work on.

“Yeah, you know, it's just for me, it's just about getting through it, having the confidence and working on cleanliness, so I got through it. Of course, there's things to go home and fix, but I'm not mad about it,” she added.

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