Team USA Leads After Subdivision 1 World Gymnastics Championships Qualifying

The U.S. opens action at the World Gymnastics Championships team qualifiers on Saturday at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England. For top Subdivision 1 action, the US tallied 167.263. Women’s team qualification action continues Sunday, with Subdivisions 3-10 competing.

Gator sophomore Lian Wong Competed on vault for the US She performed two vaults but did not advance to the event finals as USK and fellow NCAA competitors Jed Carey (Oregon State) and Jordan Chiles (UCLA) of the Subdivision Walt tops the standings. After 10 qualification sessions were completed, the top eight apparatuses overall advanced to the finals. There can be no more than two from any nation in each apparatus final.

The women’s team final is on Tuesday, November 1, with action beginning at 2:30 pm ET. All medal round sessions continue on NBC’s Peacock. The top three teams have secured spots in the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

US World Championship Subdivision I Scores

29 October 2022
The ceremony Sky Blakely. Jade Carey Jordan Chiles Shelley Jones Lian Wong

14.600/14.366 14.466/14.166 14.200 13.766/13.10
Bars 12.566 13.333 14.066 14.566
Beam 13.733 13.133 11.366 13.200
the floor 13.600 14.066 14.100 13.800

55.132 53.998 55.766
*1st/2nd vault. Not everyone competed in two vaults.
Lian Wong (USA)
Leanne Wong competes on vault for the United States in Subdivision 1 action at the World Championships in Liverpool, England.

2022 World Championship Women’s Team Qualification Scores

Wong was named to the six-man U.S. roster for the World Gymnastics Championships a week ago at the team selection camp in Katy, Texas.

NCAA Impact on the US Worlds Roster

Prior to the 2022 world championships, only six had competed collegiately and were part of the U.S. world championship team in the same calendar year. The number is now nine. Like Wong, Jordan Chiles (UCLA) and Jade Carey (Oregon State) all participated in 2022 NCAA action as freshmen.

Wong won silver and floor exercise bronze at the 2021 World Championships in Japan. He just is. One of three American gymnasts of all time Competing as a college between consecutive world championships.

Name College (years) World Championship Medals
Lian Wong Florida (2022- 2021 and 2022 2021 World Silver (All Around), Floor (Bronze); Four All-America honors, including 5 at the 2022 NCAA ChampionshipsTh Every directiond
Alicia Sacramone Brown (2007) 2006 and 2007 2006 World Silver (Team)
2007 World Gold (Team), Floor (Silver), Bronze (Vault); Competed individually at 2007 NCAAs (9.85 FX).
Kathy Johnson Clark Centenary (1978-79) 1978 and 1979 1978 Worlds bronze (finish); Swept 1978 AIAW Championship Event Titles (Small Colleges Division)

Of the Gators currently enrolled at UF, Wong is one of four to compete in a world championship. Morgan Hurd (2017 and 2018), Riley McCusker (2018) and Kayla Decillo (2021) also represented the United States in World Championship action. McCusker and Hurd won team gold in 2018. Heard won the all-around title at the 2017 World Championships and DiCello won bronze in 2021.

in regards to Lian Wong:

· 2021 World Championships silver medalist floor exercise bronze
One of four alternate gymnasts on the US Olympic gymnastics team and traveled to Tokyo for the Summer Games.
· 2022 OOFOS US Gymnastics Championships Co-Uneven Bars Champion; Tied for fifth on balance beam.
2022 US Classic all-around, vault and floor exercise champion
Members of the 2022-23, 2020-21, 2019-20 and 2018-19 US Senior National Teams and the 2018-19 and 2017-18 US Junior National Teams
· Eight-time All-American in 2022 – Four honors were more than freshmen at NCAA Championships.
· 2022 Southeastern Conference Balance Beam Champion (9.975)
Runner-up in 2022 NCAA Auburn Regional with second-highest all-around (39.875) in nation 2022
· Two 10.0s in 2022 – uneven bars (vs. Arkansas) and vault (NCAA Auburn Regional final). The best collegiate owns a 9.975 for beam and floor exercise.

World Championship Schedule (All medal round sessions are broadcast live on NBC’s Peacock)
October 29-30 Women’s Team Qualification.
November 1 Women’s Team Final – 2:30 pm ET
November 3 Women’s All-Around Final – 2:45 pm ET
November 5 Women’s Vault and Uneven Bars Finals – 9:30 a.m. ET
Nov. 6 Women’s Balance Beam and Floor Exercise Finals – 8:30 a.m. ET

Schedule of World Gymnastics Championships


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