Biles hospitalised ahead of World Gymnastics Championships

A day before the women's qualification rounds at the World Gymnastics Championships, Simone Biles was in hospital.

Biles, a 10-time world championship gold medallist, is due to compete in the women's qualification rounds on Saturday. (File Photo)   -  AP

Simone Biles was admitted to hospital with a kidney stone on the eve of her return to international competition at the World Gymnastics Championships in Doha.

Biles, a 10-time world championship gold medallist, is due to compete in the women's qualification rounds on Saturday. Yet, on Friday evening, the 21-year-old could be seen on a hospital bed in a photo she uploaded to Twitter.

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Biles took a lengthy break from competition after claiming four gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics. At August's U.S. Gymnastics Championships, she became the first woman to take national all-around gold on five separate occasions, while also claiming golds in the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor events.