All-around winners Fred Richard, Brody Malone and Khoi Young pose after the Xfinity Championships. GETTY IMAGES

Brody Malone, eyeing a Paris Olympics berth just 15 months after a devastating knee injury, won the men's all-around title Saturday at the Xfinity Gymnastics Championships in Fort Worth, Texas.

Malone, the 2022 World Championships high bar gold medallist, posted a total of 172.30 points to add a third national title to those he won in 2021 and 2022. The victory has Malone firmly on a path toward the Paris Olympics in less than two months. He can confirm his berth on the five-man US team at the Olympic trials in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 27-30.

Frederick Richard, team and all-around bronze medallist at the 2023 World Championships, also took a big step toward Paris, finishing second on 170.250 points. Khoi Young was third with 169.550.

"It just feels amazing to be able to - with everything I've gone through - be able to come back and make a comeback like I have and be competitive enough to be on the top again," Malone told reporters afterwards.

Malone, who had led after the first day of competition on Thursday, completed his first all-around competition in more than a year. In March of last year, Malone suffered two torn ligaments, a torn meniscus and a broken bone in his right knee in a high bar dismount fall at an event in Germany. After multiple surgeries, the 24-year-old returned to competition in January.

He began competition on Saturday with solid numbers on the still rings (14.850), vault (14.400) and parallel bars (14.900). Malone's spectacular routine on the horizontal bar in the fourth rotation scored 14.600. Finally, he garnished 13.600 on floor exercise, and 14.000 on the pommel horse.

"Going through what I've gone through, I've definitely learned to be grateful for every opportunity I have to compete," Malone said. "And so with that, I'm just letting loose a little bit more, having a little more fun... I enjoyed it."