Biles heads Team USA women

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - SCOREBOARD -

Olympic gym­nas­tics cham­pion Si­mone Biles is ready to take on the world again.

The four-time Olympic gold medal­ist and three­time world all-around cham­pion head­lines the six­woman group Team USA will send to the 2018 world cham­pi­onship in Doha, Qatar, later this month.

The world cham­pi­onships are the first in­ter­na­tional meet for Biles since the 2016 Sum­mer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 21-year-old took time off af­ter win­ning five medals — in­clud­ing gold in the al­laround, vault, floor ex­er­cise and team fi­nal — in Brazil. She re­turned to com­pe­ti­tion in July and cap­tured a fourth U.S. cham­pi­onship in Au­gust.

Biles will be joined by 2017 world all-around cham­pion Mor­gan Hurd, 2017 US cham­pion and 2016 Olympic al­ter­nate Ra­gan Smith, Ri­ley McCusker,

Grace McCal­lum and Kara Eaker.

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