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Thousands of gymnasts flock to Houston for 2nd annual Biles International Invitational

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HOUSTON – Thousands of gymnasts from across the world are in the Greater Houston area Thursday.

The big-name gymnast playing host for the event is none other than Spring's own Simone Biles.

Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, is hosting her second annual Biles International Invitational.

READ: Simone Biles: There are no boundaries as long as you have a passion

More than 1,900 gymnasts from across the world are expected to compete at this weekend's event. Some are looking to qualify for elite international status.