Simone Biles‘ comeback continues at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and streaming on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app on Friday night.
Biles enters her second meet since the Rio Olympics, where she earned four gold medals.
She is a clear favorite to win her fifth U.S. all-around title, which would break the record she currently shares.
Biles showed her comeback was for real at her first meet back three weeks ago, winning the U.S. Classic despite an uneven bars fall. Her all-around score was the highest in the world since Rio.
Friday marks the fifth anniversary of Biles’ first national title, when she was a braces-wearing, first-year senior gymnast oozing with talent but also unproven. She became so dominant that the prevailing notion was that everyone else was competing in a non-Simone division.
A new generation faces Biles in the two-day meet that concludes Sunday.
That includes Ragan Smith and Morgan Hurd, who won the U.S. and world all-around titles in Biles’ absence last year, and Riley McCusker, who led the U.S. Classic going into the final rotation.
Gymnasts also look to impress a world championships team selection committee. The five-woman world team will be named after an October selection camp.
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