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.
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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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