ANTWERP, Belgium – Inspiration is high for Team USA heading into the 2023 FIG Senior Artistic Gymnastics World Championships September 30-October 8 in Antwerp, Belgium, as the U.S. women look for their seventh-straight team title and the U.S. men aim to clinch their Olympic berth for the Paris 2024 Games.
A talented line-up of senior women will defend the team title won last year in Liverpool. The roster includes 25-time World Championships medalist Simone Biles; reigning World all-around and uneven bars silver medalist and 2023 U.S. bars champion Shi Jones; 2022 World team gold medalist and 2023 U.S. vault, bars and beam silver medalist Skye Blakely; 2022 World team champion and 2021 World all-around silver medalist and floor bronze medalist Leanne Wong; and, making her World Championships debut, 2023 U.S. vault champion Joscelyn Roberson. 2021 World all-around bronze medalist Kayla DiCello is the traveling replacement athlete in Antwerp.
The most decorated gymnast in World Championships history, Biles returns to the city where she made her first World Championships appearance in 2013. Antwerp will be her first World Championships since 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany, where she claimed all-around, vault, balance beam, floor exercise and team gold.
The U.S. men’s Worlds team must be one of the top nine in teams in qualifying, among those who have not previously qualified for the Olympic Games, in order to advance to Paris. They boast an abundance of talent and wide range of international experience in their effort to punch their ticket to the City of Light. Olympian Yul Moldauer is the veteran of the team, touting four World Championships rosters, and he has a 2017 World bronze medal and three U.S. titles on his resume to date. He is joined by 2023 U.S. floor champion Paul Juda; 2023 U.S. all-around and pommel horse silver medalist and three-time NCAA medalist Khoi Young; and the two 19-year-old sensations, 2023 U.S. all-around champion Asher Hong and 2023 U.S. horizontal bar champion Fred Richard. Colt Walker, three-time NCAA Stanford team champion and 2022 World team member, is the traveling replacement athlete.
Saturday, September 30 – Men’s Qualifications Day 1 at 4 a.m. ET
*U.S. men in Subdivision 3 at 10 a.m. ET
Sunday, October 1 – Men’s Qualifications Day 2/Women’s Qualifications Day 1 at 4 a.m. ET
*U.S. women in Subdivision 2 at 11:45 a.m. ET
Monday, October 2 – Women’s Qualifications Day 2 at 4 a.m. ET
Tuesday, October 3 – Men’s team final at 1:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, October 4 – Women’s team final at 1:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, October 5 – Men’s All-around final at 1:30 p.m. ET
Friday, October 6 – Women’s All-around final at 1:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, October 7 – Apparatus Finals Day 1 at 8 a.m. ET
*Women: vault, uneven bars; Men: floor exercise, pommel horse and still rings
Sunday, October 8 – Apparatus Finals Day 2 at 8 a.m. ET
*Women: balance beam, floor; Men: vault, parallel bars, and high bar
The top eight teams after men’s and women’s qualifications will compete in their respective finals at the Word Championships.
In all-around competition, the top 24 gymnasts, limited to two per country, will advance to the men’s and women’s finals on Thursday and Friday, respectively. For apparatus finals, the top eight gymnasts, also limited to two athletes per country, will move onto each event’s final round.
Visit the FIG microsite or the official event website for all information regarding the 2023 FIG Senior Artistic World Championships. Fans may also visit USA Gymnastics’ history page for detailed information and facts about past championships. Fast links to relevant World Championships history is included below:
- Past Champions: Men | Women
- U.S. Team Rosters: Men | Women
- U.S. Medalists by Year
- Results & All-Time Medalists
- Medal Tables
Simone Biles — Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Skye Blakely — Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Shilese Jones — Auburn, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center
Joscelyn Roberson — Texarkana, Texas/World Champions Centre
Leanne Wong — Overland Park, Kan./University of Florida Gymnastics
Kayla DiCello – Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics*
Asher Hong — Tomball, Texas/Stanford University
Paul Juda — Deerfield, Ill./University of Michigan
Yul Moldauer — Arvada, Colo./5280 Gymnastics
Fred Richard — Stoughton, Mass./University of Michigan
Khoi Young — Bowie, Md./Stanford University
Colt Walker — Cedar Park, Texas/Stanford University*
*Denotes traveling replacement athlete