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Despite Bringing Her A-Game, Simone Biles’ Best Friend Jordan Chiles Receives Devastating Setback Yet Again at World Artistic Gymnastics Selection Camp

Published 09/20/2023, 2:29 AM EDT

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In gymnastics, every moment counts. The first day of the U.S. Women’s World Team Selection Camp in Katy, Texas, seemed to be a testament to that. The mats of Texas saw multiple disappointments even from the best of the gymnasts. Simone Biles, the reigning queen of gymnastics, stumbled during her uneven bar routine. But she pulled herself up to end the day at the top of the table. However, her best friend could not be as triumphant as her.

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Simone Biles’ best buddy Jordan Chiles was impeccable in her uneven bar routine. With a series of complex moves, Chiles left the judges in awe. It seemed that Chiles had brushed up on her skills after a recent fall at the Xfinity US Gymnastics National Championships. This time disappointment came for her in another routine, which proved to be her Achilles’ heel.

Jordan Chiles did not have the best luck


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On September 19, on the first day of the section camp, Jordan Chiles faced an out-of-bounds stumble during her floor exercise routine. This caused her to fall down, which marred her otherwise impressive performance. According to a tweet, “Jordan Chiles with an out of bounds and a fall on floor. Came in crunched on that third pass….”

This landed Chiles a score on the floor exercise of 12.950, which brought her to a meager 11th place. While Simone Biles landed at 14.300. In the end, the selection camp was a rollercoaster of emotions. The gymnasts gave their all, demonstrating their relentless dedication to the sport.


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Simone Biles does it again! A remarkable AA score of 55.700

In the final standings of the U.S. Women’s World Team Selection Camp, Simone Biles once again asserted her dominance with an impressive AA score of 55.700, securing her spot on the world championships team. Her closest competitor, Shilese Jones, trailed slightly with a score of 55.300.


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Meanwhile, despite her undeniable talent, Jordan Chiles faced a challenging competition and concluded with a score of 53.650. The scores reflected these gymnasts’ intense competition and remarkable abilities as they vied for coveted positions on the team.

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As the day concluded, Simone Biles secured her place on the World Championships team, marking a historic moment in her illustrious career. Yet, for Jordan Chiles, the journey for that prestigious six-member team continues. Will she earn her spot on Day 2? Only time will tell.

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Christaline Meyers


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Christaline Meyers is a pro-writer for Essentially Sports. Having contributed to movies and web series, Christaline delved into sports journalism and like the puck on the ice, has been a force to be reckoned with in the US sports arena. Her experience in writing about the latest WSL event, the recent track and field record, and creative gymnastics routines, found her digging deeper into the minds of legends like Kelly Slater, Usain Bolt, and Simone Biles.
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