ST. LOUIS (AFP) - Simone Biles punched her ticket to the Tokyo Games on Sunday, easily winning the U.S. women’s all-around title at the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials in St. Louis.
Biles, who is likely competing domestically for the final time, won the all-around with 118.098 points to finish 2.66 ahead of Suni Lee, who finished with 115.832 points. Lee will be making her Olympic debut. They both earned automatic nominations for the Tokyo team.
Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum, Jade Carey and MyKayla Skinner also have places on the US team.
The men and women each had two days of competition in St. Louis this week, with the women wrapping up the event on Sunday.
Biles entered Sunday’s second day with a solid three-point lead on the rest of the field.
Biles, one of hundreds of gymnasts abused by former USA Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar in the scandal which rocked US gymnastics, said it had taken her time to rediscover her love for the sport.