WATCH LIVE: Simone Biles in gymnastics worlds all-around final
Simone Biles eyes a record-breaking fourth world all-around title, live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and streaming for subscribers on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app on Thursday.
Biles and teammate Morgan Hurd, who won the 2017 World all-around in Biles’ break from gymnastics, are favored to go one-two in Doha.
A U.S. woman won all seven Olympic and world all-arounds since 2011. Biles is tied with retired Russian Svetlana Khorkina for the most women’s all-around crowns.
Biles is in action nearly one year since she returned to training after a post-Olympic 14-month break under new coach Laurent Landi. With a win, she will tie Vitaly Scherbo for most world championship gold medals (12).
The Texan is competing with a kidney stone she named the “Doha Pearl,” which is too big for her to pass while in Qatar. It kept her in the emergency room past midnight on Saturday.
Biles could earn six total medals at worlds should she make the podium Thursday and in all four apparatus finals between Friday and Saturday.
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