With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio already on the radar, a pair of U.S. women dominated the all-around competition at the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships in Belgium on Oct. 4.
Simone Biles, 16, edged teammate Kyla Ross by a final mark of 60.216 to Ross' 59.332 take the title. Russia's Aliya Mustafina was awarded the bronze.
Ross was a member of the gold medal winning U.S. Olympic gymnastics team that dominated the 2012 games in London. Although she didn't win an individual medal, Ross was instrumental in securing the team win for herself and fellow gymnasts Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney, adding solid scores on both the beam and the uneven bars to the ladies' total mark.
Mustafina also enjoyed great success at the London Games. The now 19-year old gymnast was part of the silver medal winning Russian team, and secured individual gold on the uneven bars, as well as bronze medals in the all-around and floor exercise competitions.
Both Biles and Ross are well on their way to earning berths on the 2016 Rio team, though they'll face strong competition from both returning stars like Douglas, who didn't compete at worlds but has said her focus is on the next games, and a new crop of rising hopefuls.
The championships continue Oct. 5 with individual aparatus finals, which will include Maroney's attempt at redeeming her notorious silver medal finish on the vault at the London Games.