Gymnastics: Make way for the legend! Simone Biles, after two years off, qualified for her sixth World Championships

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too strong Simone Biles, returned to competition in August after a two-year break, qualified on Tuesday for the World Gymnastics Championships in Belgium at the end September

Gymnastics: Make way for the legend! Simone Biles, after two years off, qualified for her sixth World Cup

The legend Simone Biles — Melissa J. Perenson/Cal Sport Me

A record! End of September, at Antwerp (Belgium) Simone Biles will be the first American to attend participate in six World Gymnastics Championships. The 26-year-old world gymnastics superstar won the general competition for the American selection for the Worlds on Tuesday, which guarantees her a place in the the team in Belgium, explained the American Federation (USA Gymnastics) in a press release.

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Biles, who dropped out of a record eighth all-around title at the National Championships at the end of August, becomes “the first American in history selected for six Artistic Gymnastics Worlds” ;, welcomed the committee American Olympic team (Team USA) on X (formerly Twitter).

Retired from the mats in 2021

She could add to her harvest of 19 titles during these World Championships organized from September 30 to October 8 in the Flemish city, where she opened her account in 2013 with four medals, including two gold. The Worlds arrive nine months before the Olympic Games. Paris, where The four-time Olympic gold medalist recently said she “would love” win other titles.

Biles has not confirmed this. his participation in the Worlds, but reposted the message from Team USA, without comment. She wished until now. She has recently remained discreet about her sporting goals since her return to England. competition, wanting to maintain the balance between sport and his private life. She withdrew from most of the events at the 2021 Olympics in Japan for health reasons. mental health and safety. The gymnast had explained having experienced an attack of “twisties”, dangerous loss of bearings in space exposing the athletes to danger. a risk of injury when they land.