LIVERPOOL, Great Britain (November 3, 2022) – After capturing team gold earlier in the week, Shilese Jones added a silver medal and Jade Carey was sixth in the women’s all-around Thursday at the 2022 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. The U.S. women have earned at least one all-around medal at every World Championships and Olympic Games dating back to 2003.
Jones’ (Auburn, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center) cumulative 55.399 was outpaced only by reigning Olympic all-around silver medalist Rebeca Andrade of Brazil, who led all competitors with a 56.899. Great Britain’s Jessica Gadirova (55.199) claimed bronze. Carey (Phoenix, Ariz./Oregon State University), an all-around finalist at last year’s delayed Olympic Games, finished with a 54.698, improving on her eighth-place showing in Tokyo.
Jones notched the day’s high score on uneven bars with a 14.366. She added a 14.233 on vault, 13.100 on balance beam and 13.700 on floor exercise. Carey posted the competition’s second-highest mark on vault (14.733) and third-best performance on floor (14.166). She rounded out the night with a 13.166 on bars and 12.633 on beam.
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Andrade led the way on vault (15.166) and floor exercise where she and Gadirova posted matching scores of 14.400. China’s Yushan Ou topped the field on balance beam with a 13.866.
Jones and Carey, along with teammates Jordan Chiles (Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre) and Skye Blakely (Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics), will each have additional opportunities to earn hardware during this weekend’s apparatus finals. Jones will compete for the uneven bars title and Carey and Chiles will vie for the vault championship Saturday. Carey and Chiles are also through to Sunday’s floor exercise final. They’ll be joined on the competition’s final day by Blakely, who is set to take on balance beam. All apparatus finals will air live on Peacock, beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET Saturday and 8:00 a.m. ET Sunday.
The U.S. men will be back in action tomorrow at M&S Bank Arena. Olympic all-around finalist Brody Malone (Aragon, Ga./Stanford University) and first-year senior Asher Hong (Tomball, Texas/Stanford University) will represent the U.S. in the men’s all-around final, which kicks off at 1:45 p.m. ET on Peacock.