China Tops Day 1 Of Gymnastics Worlds Qualifications

The 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships began today with the first six women's subdivisions. With hundreds of routines, there's a lot of gymnastics to catch up on, but here are three of the top headlines from day one.

China Starts Strong

The best is for last was certainly the case today as China competed in the final subdivision and finished No. 1 team standings with a score of 169.161. China competed in Olympic order and began on vault, counting three strong vaults scoring in the 14.000 range. 

They carried that momentum to uneven bars. All four gymnasts in the bars lineup scored in the 14.000 range, led by Liu Tingting's 14.766. Tang Xijing had a fall on beam, but the rest of the lineup had good routines in the 14.000 range to keep them on top. Floor wasn't as strong for China, earning just one score in the 13.000 range. But three strong events were enough to put them in a good position heading into team finals.

Melanie de Jesus dos Santos Proves Herself An All-Around Contender

A rising all-around gymnast in recent years and the reigning European all-around champion, de Jesus dos Santos leads the all-around standings with a solid score of 56.782. Her competition began on floor, where she competed a good routine for a 13.966, a score that should contend for floor finals. Her 13.966 is currently the top score on floor.

Next were vault and uneven bars, which were also strong events. De Jesus dos Santos scored a 14.600 on both, one of her highest scores on either apparatus this year. Last was beam, where she earned a solid 13.616. Her all-around performance helped put Team France in an excellent position to move on to team finals. France currently sits in second in the team qualifications.

Nina Derwael Soars & Scores Big On Uneven Bars

The reigning world uneven bars champion is ready to defend her title with her upgraded routine that is already the one to beat. Highlighted by a Nabieva and an Ezhova to straddle back to Pak salto to van Leeuwen, the Belgian earned a huge 15.141 for her routine. 

Laurie Hernandez To Return At November National Team Camp

A little over one year after returning to training and less than one year before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin, Laurie Hernandez is making her first official steps to making the Olympic team. The 2016 Olympic gold medalist has accepted an invite to attend the November national team camp beginning Nov. 15.

Italy, Tang Xijing & Angelina Melnikova Made Big Statements At 2019 Worlds

Tokyo 2020 is coming, and while the USA team is dominating the world stage and getting the hype it deserves, it’s worth taking a look at the U.S.’ top competitors. The 2019 World Championship held in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 4-13, gave us a preview of which other athletes and teams we should look out for at next year’s Olympics. 

Shawn Johnson & Husband Andrew East Celebrate Birth Of First Baby

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Sunisa Lee Wins Floor Silver, Simone Biles Breaks More Records

The second day of event finals had so many memorable moments it was difficult to narrow down the biggest headlines of the day. Although there were many more exciting moments, here are the three biggest headlines of the day from the final day of the 2019 World Championships. 

Simone Biles, Carlos Yulo Make History In Worlds Event Finals

The first day of event finals at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships was historic and exciting for both the men and women. Simone Biles continued to set new records as she added to her record-breaking medal haul with vault gold. Carlos Yulo became the first Philippine gymnastics world champion with his win on floor. 

Worlds Men's All-Around: Nagornyy Wins, Mikulak Narrowly Misses Podium

The top 24 qualifying men competed in artistic gymnastics all-around finals at the 2019 World Championships, and the competition was an exciting one down to the very last minute. Here are the top three headlines from this competition! 

Simone Biles Makes History With Fifth World All-Around Title

Winning her 22nd World Championship medal, Simone Biles earned women's all-around gold at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships with a score of 58.999. Tang Xijing of China and Angelina Melnikova of Russia were the silver and bronze medalists, respectively.

Russia Wins Its First Men's Team Gold At World Championships

The men’s team final at the 2019 World Championships caused a ton of excitement as the top eight teams came together and battled it out for the title. Here are the top three headlines from this competition, which was close all the way to the finish. 

USA Women Triumph In Gymnastics Team Finals Again

The first medals of the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics Championships were awarded today with the women's team gold going to Team USA for the fifth consecutive World Championships. But that's not the only top story of today's competition.

Top Storylines From Men's Qualification Day 2 At Worlds

Day Two of men’s artistic gymnastics qualifications certainly had its surprises, but now that all the dust has settled, teams, all-arounders, and event finals are decided and the men are preparing for finals on Wednesday.