Olympic floor exercise champion Jade Carey is part of the United States' women's teams at the World Championships ©Getty Images

The United States are set to seek a record-breaking sixth consecutive women's team title at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, which are set to begin in Liverpool tomorrow.

Olympic floor exercise champion Jade Carey and team silver medallist Jordan Chiles headline the US women's team, and are joined by Leanne Wong - the all-around silver medallist at last year's World Championships - Shilese Jones and Skye Blakely.

The American team is without Simone Biles for the first time since her debut at the 2013 World Championships.

Biles is considered by many to be the greatest gymnast of all time, having won 19 World Championships and four Olympic gold medals, but has not competed since the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The US are considered favourites in the women's team event, with Brazil, including Olympic vault champion Rebeca Andrade, China, Italy and hosts Britain among their potential challengers.

Romania won five consecutive women's team titles at the World Championships between 1995 and 2001, and the US are seeking to better that by extending a winning sequence which began back in 2014.

On the men's side, Asian champions China and Japan are expected to be the main contenders for the team title.

Japan's team features Olympic all-around champion Hashimoto Daiki, while Zhang Boheng of China is the defending world all-around champion.

Parallel bars Olympic champion Zou Jingyuan of China and Israel's floor exercise Olympic champion Artem Dolgopyat are among the stars set to feature in the men's competition.

The medal winners in the men's and women's team events will each earn a place at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

In total, more than 400 athletes from 74 countries are set to take part, although athletes from Russia and Belarus remain excluded from International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) events due to the invasion of Ukraine.

Six of those are reigning world champions - Andrade in the women's vault, Zhang in the men's all-around China's Wei Xiaoyuan on the uneven bars, the Philippines' Carlos Yulo in the men's vault, Italy's Nicola Bartolini in the men's floor exercise and the US' Stephen Nedoroscik on the pommel horse.

Competition at the M&S Bank Arena is set to begin with women's qualifying tomorrow and on Sunday (October 30), followed by men's qualifying on Monday (October 31).

The women's and men's team finals are scheduled for Tuesday (November 1) and Wednesday (November 2), followed by the women's all-around final on Thursday (November 3) and men's equivalent November 5.

The Championships are due to conclude with the apparatus finals on November 5 and 6.

Liverpool is set to host the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships from tomorrow until November 6 ©Getty Images
Liverpool is set to host the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships from tomorrow until November 6 ©Getty Images

FIG President Morinari Watanabe said that the event marks an important step on the road to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

"This is a very exciting time for gymnastics," the Japanese official, who is also an International Olympic Committee member, said.

"Only a year after the Tokyo Olympic Games, gymnasts and coaches are already starting to think about Paris 2024, and Liverpool gives them the chance to gain valuable experience on the world stage.

"Since the last World Championships in Kitakyushu 12 months ago, fascinating new talents have emerged all over the world.

"At this competition, they will meet the greatest of this generation.

"Like everyone else, I cannot wait to see what happens."