10/24/2018 4:03:33 PM (GMT+3)

Olympic champion Simone Biles speaks

Olympic champion Simone Biles speaks

DOHA: Comments from three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles of the US after Tuesday’s podium training at Aspire Dome.

On the US team at the 48th FIG World Championships:

We have a lot rookies on our team and a couple veterans, but the veterans are excited to shine some light on the rookies and lead them through the Worlds.

On her hopes for the US team:

I’m really excited. I think our team as a whole will shine a lot of light at this competition and hopefully we’ll bring back some medals. It will be good. We’ll make memories.

On whether gymnastics is business or fun for her:

For me, it’s still business but I try to find the fun in it.

On her status as a role model for young gymnasts:

It’s really exciting to inspire the younger generation. I remember being so little and looking up to some of my heroes, and hopefully they’re looking up to me.