BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 10, 2022) – Reagan Anderson Chan on Saturday opened The World Games for USA Gymnastics competitors, placing fifth in speed parkour at the sold-out Sloss Furnaces venue.
With parkour making its debut at The World Games, Chan (Lehi, Utah/YGT Freerunning) made history in posting a time of 39.57 in the final, becoming the first American ever to contest the event at The World Games. Miranda Tibbling of Sweden took gold with a time of 27.14. Noa Man of the Netherlands won silver (29.24) and Hikari Izumi of Japan earned bronze (33.79).
In speed parkour, athletes overcome obstacles as quickly as possible to reach the finish line in the quickest time. Chan will compete again on Monday in freestyle parkour, where athletes make use of the obstacles to show off their style and creativity as their technical performance is judged.
Held since 1981, The World Games is an international multi-sport event, typically held every four years, that comprises sports and sporting disciplines not contested in the Olympic Games.