Simone Biles‘ first gymnastics meet since the Rio Olympics is the U.S. Classic on Saturday, live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA at 8 p.m. ET.
The meet streams for Olympic Channel subscribers on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app and OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app. NBC will air TV coverage Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
Biles took a planned break from the sport after earning four gold medals in Rio, taking advantage of opportunities like “Dancing with the Stars” and her own book and biopic.
She returned to training Nov. 1, under a new coach, and quickly got many of her skills back. By the spring, Biles was already proclaiming herself better than she was in Rio, a statement she repeated at training in Columbus, Ohio, this week.
Biles is competing at the U.S. Classic as a tune-up for the U.S. Championships in Boston in three weeks. Her next meet after that would be the world championships in Doha in October, should she make the U.S. team.
Biles can make plenty of history this year and in 2020 — an unprecedented fifth U.S. all-around title in August and unprecedented fourth women’s world all-around title in Doha.
Then in Tokyo, Biles could try to become the first repeat Olympic women’s all-around champion since Czech Věra Čáslavská in 1968.
But the competitive comeback begins in her birthplace of Columbus, against a field including the 2017 U.S. and world all-around champions, Ragan Smith and Morgan Hurd.
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