Olympic champion Simone Biles back on U.S. national gymnastics team

In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, United States gymnast Simone Biles displays her gold medal for floor during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simone Biles is back on the U.S. women's gymnastics team.

The Athlete Selection Committee at USA Gymnastics named Biles to the senior national team Thursday after reviewing training video of the reigning Olympic champion and five-time Olympic medalist.

Rhonda Faehn, senior vice president for women's gymnastics, said the selection committee was "very encouraged" by the video submitted by Biles.

The 20-year-old Biles took a year off following her dominant performance at the 2016 Summer Games and returned to training last fall under the guidance of new coach Laurent Landi. Though it's still unclear when Biles will be ready for competition, it's likely she will be back at some point this season barring a setback. The national championships will be held in Boston in August, with the world championships being held in Qatar in October.

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