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Simone Biles takes part in the World Cup in Antwerp. © APA/getty / Katharine Lotze

Gymnastics star Simone Biles at the World Championships in Belgium

Simone Biles is officially on the US squad for the upcoming World Gymnastics Championships in Belgium. If she wins even one medal there, she will achieve something historic.

Olympic champion Simone Biles is on the US Gymnastics Federation's squad for the upcoming World Championships in Belgium and could achieve something historic there. The star athlete is taking part in a World Cup for the sixth time; no American has achieved this before her. For Biles, the return to Antwerp, where the World Championships take place from September 30th to October 8th, is something special: As a 16-year-old, she won the World Championship gold in the all-around for the first time there ten years ago.


If she wins another medal, she will become the most successful gymnast in history. With a total of 32 medals so far at the Olympic Games and World Championships, she is tied with Larissa Latynina from the former Soviet Union. Sunisa Lee, who became Olympic champion in Tokyo, is not in Belgium for health reasons.

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