Simone Biles begins her quest for a record-tying sixth U.S. all-around title, live on NBC Sports on Friday night.
Biles is the massive favorite at the two-day U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, where athletes are vying for national titles and to impress selectors for the five-woman team for October’s world championships.
NBCSN airs first-day coverage from 8-10 p.m. ET. Subscribers can also stream it on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.
Biles, undefeated in all-around competitions for six years, took one year off after earning four golds in Rio and came back more dominant than ever. She swept all the golds at last year’s nationals and then won her fourth world all-around title by her biggest margin yet despite two falls and a kidney stone.
On Friday and Sunday, she will compete to tie the U.S. women’s record of six all-around titles held by Clara Schroth Lomady, who competed in the AAU era in the 1940s and ’50s.
The closest challengers to Biles are 2017 World all-around champion Morgan Hurd and Riley McCusker, who was second to Biles at the U.S. Classic tune-up meet last month.
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