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KATY, Texas (October 19, 2022) — Eleven of the top gymnasts in the United States will assemble for Women’s World Team Selection Camp October 20-23 in Katy, Texas. In-camp competitions on Friday and Saturday will help the selection committee decide who should compete at this year’s World Championships.

The winner of the all-around at the selection event will earn one of six spots on the world championships team, with the second place finisher locking in a spot as an alternate. USA Gymnastics has invited Katelyn Jong, Leanne Wong, Madray Johnson, Kayla DiCello, Eveylynn Lowe, Amelia Disidore, Joscelyn Roberson, Alicia Zeiss and Kaliya Lincoln to attend. The only missing name is reigning Olympic all-around champion Sunisa Lee, who declined an invitation to the camp. USA Gymnastics hasn’t said why, but she cited a kidney issue that limited her training over the past six months and kept her to just balance beam and vault at last month’s national championships.

Biles will look to become the most-decorated female gymnast in history with another medal at worlds. She is on track to break Vitaly Scherbo’s record of 32 world and Olympic medals. Biles is unbeaten on all events this season and has two of the best vaults in the world at this point, a Yurchenko double pike and a front tuck.

Jones, the 2022 world champion on vault, is a contender to join them on the podium in Tokyo, especially if she can improve her score on uneven bars. She has a big advantage on the event, but her scores this month have been inconsistent.

Skye Blakely, who finished fifth in the all-around at nationals, is another potential team member. She has strong averages on bars and beam and a good vault that can be counted on in the team final.

The other possibles are Jordan Chiles and Emily Carey. Chiles is a medal contender on all four events, and her consistent performances at the selection event could push her ahead of the others. Carey, who won the national vault title, has a clean and polished style but needs to boost her score on each of the other two events to challenge for a spot on this team.