Simone Biles will lead the women’s gymnastics team at the Olympics

Simone Biles, the reigning world gymnastic champion, will lead American women gymnasts to compete in the Olympic Games after placing first in the all-around competition at the 2024 US Olympic Gymnastics Trials on Sunday in Minneapolis. 

The opening ceremony for the XXXIII Olympiad is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. ET on July 26—though soccer and rugby events kick off on July 24.B

Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medalist finished in Minneapolis with an overall score of 117.225. Suni Lee came in second with a score of 111.675, and Jordan Chiles finished third with a score of 111.425.

Lee, Chiles, Jade Carey, and 16-year-old Hezly Rivera will join Biles on the US women’s gymnastics team in Paris next month. Joscelyn Roberson and Leanne Wong were named the traveling replacement athletes.

The 27-year-old Biles, who became the most decorated gymnast ever at last year’s world championships, clinched an automatic spot on the team after placing first. 

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