INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simone Biles won her third straight U.S. national gymnastics title Saturday night, pulling away from a field packed with Olympians to leave little doubt the gap between the two-time defending world champion and everyone else is widening a year ahead of the 2016 Summer Games.
Biles posted a two-round total of 124.100, nearly five points ahead of Maggie Nichols in a sport typically decided by fractions. Three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman was third, Bailie Key was fourth and defending Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas was fifth in the final major event before the world championship this fall in Scotland. Biles can feel free to book her passport now after four near flawless rotations extended her winning streak to nine meets and counting.
Douglas, Raisman and Nichols also figure to be in great position to make the six-person world team as the U.S. tries to back up the team gold it won in China last October.