USA Olympic gymnastics qualifying, explained: How Simone Biles, others can make team for Paris 2024

Many thought the 2021 Tokyo Olympics would be the last we saw of Simone Biles on the biggest stage of international gymnastics. Instead, she's returning for another go at gold in 2024.

Of course, before Biles can compete for more Olympic gold medals, she has to qualify to make Team USA. 

She is considered a shoo-in to make the squad — especially after she won the 2024 Core Hydration Classic by nearly two points — but she still has to go through the qualifying process to lock in a spot on the five-woman team.

Qualifying will be a bit different in 2024 than it was three years ago. Team USA will have just five team spots available compared to the six it had last year with four team spots and two individuals, so its decision-makers will face a tough task in whittling down a crowded, talented field to five.

But how exactly does Olympic qualifying work? USA Gymnastics will host two events before the 2024 Olympics to help it decide its team for the competition. Here's a look at how qualifying will run through those two competitions.

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