NANNING, China (AP) -- World all-around champion Simone Biles led the United States to the gold medal in the women's team event at the gymnastics world championships on Wednesday.
The U.S. finished with a total of 179.280 points to defend the title it won at the 2011 worlds in Tokyo.
Host China was second with 172.587, followed by 2010 champion Russia with 171.462.
The U.S. has dominated international competition for most of the last decade and used a victory at the 2011 worlds to propel it to the top of the podium at the London Olympics.
Biles survived a rare wobble on the balance beam and scored 15.375 in the final rotation on the floor as the U.S. wrapped up a convincing win over China.