Simone Biles joined by U.S. star gymnasts on Pacific Rims roster

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Three-time World all-around champion Simone Biles will be joined by Worlds teammates Aly RaismanMaggie Nichols and Brenna Dowell on the U.S. roster for the Pacific Rim Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Everett, Wash.

The rest of the team includes 2014 World Championships team member Ashton Locklear and Laurie Hernandez, the reigning U.S. junior all-around champion who was born in 2000 and is age-eligible for the Rio Olympics.

It will mark Biles’ first competition since capturing four gold medals at a second straight World Championships the last week of October in Glasgow, Scotland.

Biles’ participation in Pacific Rims (Friday through Sunday) was first announced in December. The women’s team and all-around finals are Saturday. Individual event finals are Sunday.

Pacific Rims coverage will air Saturday from 10 p.m.-midnight ET on NBC Sports Live Extra and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. ET on NBC and Live Extra.

U.S. gymnasts are gearing up for the P&G Championships and Olympic trials, after which the five-man and five-woman Olympic teams will be named.

June 3-5 — Men’s P&G Championships; women’s Secret Classic, Hartford
June 23-26 — Men’s Olympic trials; women’s P&G Championships, St. Louis
July 8-10 — Women’s Olympic trials, San Jose

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