Simone Biles on U.S. worlds team

Updated: September 15, 2013, 10:47 PM ET
Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- New national champion Simone Biles joins Olympic gold medalists McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross on the U.S. women's team for the world gymnastics championships.

Biles, Maroney, Ross and Brenna Dowell were named to the team Sunday night. The four will represent the United States at the world championships, which begin Sept. 30 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Maroney and Ross were part of the Fierce Five, the U.S. team that won the gold medal at last year's London Olympics. Maroney also was on the U.S. team that won the title at the 2011 world championships, where she won the gold medal on vault. Biles won her first U.S. title last month.

There is no team competition at this year's worlds. Only the all-around and individual events will be contested.


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