Kyla Ross will miss World Gymnastics Championships

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Olympic team champion Kyla Ross will miss next week’s U.S. gymnastics national team camp, removing herself from consideration to be selected for the World Championships later this month.

No reason was given for Ross’ withdrawal. She won’t be selected for Worlds by skipping the camp, USA Gymnastics said.

“Kyla and her coaches have let us know that she will not be attending the selection camp,” said Rhonda Faehn, senior vice president for women’s gymnastics, in a press release.

Ross, 18, was the only U.S. woman to make all of the 2012 Olympic, 2013 Worlds and 2014 Worlds teams. She won silver and bronze in the all-around at the last two Worlds.

Ross was 10th in the all-around at the P&G Championships in August and was not on the seven-woman nominative roster that the International Gymnastics Federation published last week.

The final U.S. team for the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, in the last week of October will include six women plus alternate(s) and won’t necessarily be the same as the nominative roster. That team is expected to be announced following next week’s camp.

The 13 women who will attend next week’s national team camp include two-time reigning World all-around champion Simone Biles and Olympic champions Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman.

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