INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 8, 2015 – Two-time World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, headlines the seven-woman team that will represent the United States at the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships, Oct. 23-Nov. 1, in Glasgow, Scotland. The U.S. Women’s World Championships Team was determined at the conclusion of the selection camp at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas.
The seven members of the U.S. Women’s Team are listed below.
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 2015 World Championships is the first of two opportunities to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The top eight teams advance to the Olympics, and the teams ranked ninth to 16th advance to the Olympic Test Event, where four more teams will qualify.
The U.S. Team’s schedule begins with the women competing in the qualification round on Oct. 24 in Subdivision 10, with the U.S. men taking the floor in Subdivision 7 on October 26. The finals schedule is: Oct. 27, women’s team; Oct. 28, men’s team; Oct. 29, women’s all-around; Oct. 30, men’s all-around; and Oct. 31-Nov. 1, individual event finals.