Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics
Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo./GAGE
Madison Kocian, Dallas/WOGA
Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics
Two additional athletes – Alyssa Baumann of Plano, Texas/WOGA, and Bailie Key of Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics – are remaining at the Ranch to train with the team.
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team that will try to win a fourth straight global title at the World Championships in three weeks in Glasgow, Scotland, is arguably the most accomplished in American history.
It’s the first time a U.S. men’s or women’s team for Worlds has included two past Olympic or World all-around champions — Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas.
It’s the first time a U.S. men’s or women’s team for Worlds has included any past individual Olympic champions — Douglas and Aly Raisman. …
The team includes zero women under the age of 18, a first in U.S. gymnastics World Championships history. That hasn’t happened at the Olympics since 1952, according to sports-reference.com. …
… All ground is covered in terms of both the team final as well as maximum individual medal potential …
If I was Marta, I’d be most worried about Beam.
The last Worlds with a reigning Olympic AA champion competing was 2001 – Andreea Raducan*.
related – Balance Beam Situation commentary