Olympic Champs Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas And Suni Lee To Face Off For First Time This Weekend—Here’s Why That’s A Big Deal

The three Olympic champions will take part in Saturday’s Core Hydration Classic, a qualifying meet for the U.S. Championships, both of which are key competitions in the race to make the 2024 Paris Olympics team.

The athletes are the most recent winners of what is considered the most coveted title in gymnastics, the Olympic all-around gold medal, besting a field of 24 competitors in all four gymnastics events (vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise), with Lee winning in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Their face-off is unprecedented: USA Gymnastics says three Olympic all-around champions have never faced off in one competition before.

All three have never competed against one another before, though Biles and Douglas were teammates at the 2016 Olympics and Biles and Lee competed in Tokyo together.

They will be joined by Biles’ and Lee’s teammates from Tokyo, Jordan Chiles and Jade Carey, along with five other women who have medaled at the World Championships.

If either Biles or Douglas make the Olympic team, they’d join a group of only three American women to make it to the Olympics three times, and the first to do so since Dominique Dawes in 2000.