In 2023, the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, the birthplace of Simone Biles’ seven Olympic gymnastics medals.
The 25-time World medalist made her debut in the competition in Antwerp ten years ago and took home four medals: gold in the all-around and floor exercise, silver in the vault, and bronze on the balance beam.
In her most recent Worlds competition, in 2019, Biles won five gold medals (team, all-around, vault, balancing beam, and floor exercise), an accomplishment she might repeat in Belgium.
Given that they have won the last six world team championships, the Olympic gold in 2012 and 2016, and the silver medal in Tokyo 2020, Team USA will enter the competition as the overwhelming favourites to win the team gold.
The team already has the most straight wins, but Biles would finish fifth in the event. She is presently tied for first place as the only gymnast to win four World team titles with Simona Amanar of Romania, Huang Xu, Yang Wei, and Chen Yibing of China.
In the individual all-around, vault, balancing beam, and floor exercise finals, the 26-year-old will also be the frontrunner.
During the second of 10 women’s qualifying sessions on Sunday, October 1, Biles and the American women begin their competition.
Simone Biles’ full programme for the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium
The whole schedule for Biles’ World Championship appearance in Antwerp is provided here. Biles must place in the top 24 in the qualifying all-around and the top eight in the individual event rankings to proceed to the individual medal rounds. Only two people from each nation can make it through to the final.
The top 5 teams after qualifying compete in the team final.
Sunday, 1 October –
17:45-19:05 – Women’s qualifying, subdivision 2 – Chinese Taipei, United States, AA4, AA7
Wednesday, 4 October
19:30-22:05 – Women’s team final (Top 8 from qualification)
Friday, 6 October
19:30-22:00 Women’s individual all-around final (Top 24 from qualification, maximum two per country)
Saturday, 7 October
14:00-18:00 Apparatus finals day 1 (Top 8 on each apparatus from qualification, maximum two per country)
Men’s floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women’s vault, uneven bars
Sunday, 8 October
14:00-18:00 Apparatus finals day 2 (Top 8 on each apparatus from qualification, maximum two per country)
Men’s vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise
Antwerp, Belgium will host the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. How to view live Simone Biles events
The 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be broadcast live on television and online, and there will be highlights and event replays accessible as well.
Biles’ live broadcast from Antwerp is available to viewers in the US on NBC and its streaming service Peacock.
Olympic Channel will broadcast coverage of the Paris 2024 Qualifying event in some locations via Olympics.com and the official Olympics app (territorial restrictions apply).
In the UK, broadcaster BBC has the rights, and Globo will broadcast the Championships there.
The International Gymnastics Federation’s streaming portal All Gymnastics TV is available to viewers in multiple countries.
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