INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Olympic gymnastic champion Simone Biles is ready to face the world again.
The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three times world champion leads the group of six women the US team. Send to the 2018 world championship in Doha, Qatar later this month.
World championships are the first international meeting for Biles since the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 21-year-old took a break after winning five medals, including gold in the overall, the vault, the exercise on the ground and the team's final, in Brazil. He returned to the competition in July and conquered a fourth US championship. UU In August.
Biles will be joined by 2017 world champion Morgan Hurd, 2017 US champion and 2016 Olympic reserve Ragan Smith, Riley McCusker, Grace McCallum and Kara Eaker
World championships serve as qualifiers for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Teams that finish in the top three in the team's final will win an automatic quota for the games. The United States has won all major international team competitions since the 2011 world championships.