The U.S. women’s gymnastics team goes for a sixth straight Olympic or world title, live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA on Tuesday morning.
Simone Biles, Morgan Hurd, Riley McCusker, Grace McCallum and Kara Eaker are overwhelming favorites in Doha, qualifying nearly nine points ahead of second-place Russia. The margin between Russia and eighth-place Germany was half that.
The U.S. has won every Olympic and world title dating to 2011, the longest run of dominance in the event since the Soviet Union swept every gold from 1968-78.
Biles, competing with a kidney stone named the “Doha Pearl,” has been a part of the last three championship teams. She will tie Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman for the most U.S. Olympic or world team titles with a win Tuesday.
Worlds continue Wednesday with the men’s all-around, followed by Biles and Hurd in Thursday’s all-around and apparatus finals Friday and Saturday.
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