At age-30, she’s still working upgrades.
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Rachelle Simpson is the standout star of women’s high diving and, with the sport now recognized by FINA, she dreams of winning an Olympic gold one day.
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She’s a former gymnast. Daughter of gymnastics coaches. She worked in the circus show “The House of Dancing Water” in Macao.
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Marta and her committee will name the team as late as possible.
It may come down to who is strong enough, tough enough to maintain a very high level of routine readiness through both Camps. Who can stay healthy.
Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas/WOGA
Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Nia Dennis, Westerville, Ohio/Legacy Elite
Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express
Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics
Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express
Rachel Gowey, Urbandale, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute
Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics
Bailie Key, Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams
Madison Kocian, Dallas/WOGA
Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics, senior
Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max
MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics
The World Championships training squad will attend the training camp Sept. 12-16 and the World Selection Camp, Oct. 6-9, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas.