Simone Biles visits ER on eve of world championships
Simone Biles was in an emergency room due to a kidney stone late Friday night and early Saturday morning in Qatar, less than 24 hours before she and the U.S. women compete in qualifying at the world championships in Doha.
“Nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships,” her account tweeted. “This kidney stone can wait.... doing it for my team! I’ll be gucci girls.”
Biles and her teammates begin qualifying at 11 a.m. ET (NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app). Biles is on the start list for all four apparatuses.
Biles could miss an earlier practice Saturday morning.
The U.S. won the last five combined Olympic and world team titles dating to 2011. Biles won all three world all-around titles in the last Olympic cycle and can break the female record with a fourth gold Thursday.
Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated U.S. women’s qualifying started at 4 a.m. local time Saturday.
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