Los Angeles (AFP)

Simone Biles ensured her participation in her fifth consecutive Worlds of Gymnastics Sunday by winning the individual all-around competition of the American selections in Sarasota, Florida.

Undefeated in the all-around competition for six years, in all competitions, she will logically lead the American delegation at these World Championships to be held in Stuttgart from October 4th to 13th.

The undisputed queen of the world gymnastics, 22 years old, scored a total of 58.55 points, including winning the famous "triple double", two somersaults and three tendrils, which she inaugurated at the US championships in August. .

Five other female gymnasts will be named to defend the American colors after a second day of competition on Monday.

The Stuttgart World Championships will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where Biles will be aiming for five gold medals after the four they won in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 at the all-round, floor, jump and team competition, plus bronze at beam.

Biles, who had cut almost two years after Rio, revealed in January 2018 that she was one of the victims of Larry Nassar, ex-doctor of the women's gymnastics team, which caused one of the most serious scandals in the world. history of American sport. He has been heavily convicted of hundreds of sexual assaults for two decades.

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