Olympic champions Douglas, Raisman returning to competition

They're back! Olympic champion Gabby Douglas, 3-time medalist Aly Raisman returning in Italy

Olympic champions Douglas, Raisman returning to competition

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Golden Girls are back.

Olympic women's gymnastics all-around champion Gabby Douglas and three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman will return to competition for the first time in nearly three years when they go for the U.S. at the Jesolo Cup in Italy later this month.

Douglas and Raisman have not been in front of the judges since helping the U.S. win the team gold at the 2012 London Games. Douglas became the fourth American woman to win the all-around title. Raisman added a gold medal in the floor exercise and a bronze on the balance beam.

The U.S. team for the Jesolo Cup also includes two-time defending world champion Simone Biles.

Douglas and Raisman both took time off after London. Douglas switched coaches and returned to training last summer.

Updated : 2021-03-08 17:38 GMT+08:00