© John Cheng

LIVERPOOL, Great Britain (November 6, 2022) – On the final day of the 51st Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Brody Malone became the first U.S. gymnast in more than 40 years to capture horizontal bar gold, while Jade Carey and Jordan Chiles each pocketed their third medals of the competition.

On high bar, Malone’s (Aragon, Ga./Stanford University) 14.800 bested reigning Olympic horizontal bar champion Daiki Hashimoto of Japan (14.700) by a tenth of a point, making him the first American gymnast to capture the apparatus title since Kurt Thomas in 1979. Brazil’s Arthur Mariano (14.466) was third.

After securing women’s team gold and individual medals on vault earlier in the week, Chiles (Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre) and Carey (Phoenix, Ariz./Oregon State University) added silver and bronze, respectively, on floor exercise Sunday. Chiles delivered a 13.833, second only to Great Britain’s Jessica Gadirova, who took top honors with a 14.200. Carey shared the third spot with Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade, who also earned a 13.733 with matching difficulty and execution scores.

Earlier in the day, Skye Blakely (Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics) was fifth in the balance beam final. Competing in her first World Championships, she posted the session’s fourth-highest score of 13.300 but was edged in the tie break by France’s Marine Boyer. Japan’s Hazuki Watanabe (13.600) and Shoko Miyata (13.533) were first and third, while Canada’s Ellie Black (13.566) slotted in second.

Armenia’s Artur Davtyan captured the men’s vault title with a cumulative 15.050. Carlos Edriel Yulo of The Philippines (14.950) and Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov (14.666) rounded out the podium. Yulo added a bronze on parallel bars (15.366), where China’s Zou Jingyuan led all competitors with a 16.166. Germany’s Lukas Dauser (15.500) claimed silver.

In addition to the women’s team championship, U.S. gymnasts secured seven individual medals and numerous top-five finishes across the men’s and women’s divisions over the course of the nine-day competition.

Team USA Medal Table

Women’s Team – Skye Blakely, Jade Carey, Jordan Chiles, Shilese Jones, Leanne Wong, Lexi Zeiss
Women’s Vault – Jade Carey
Men’s High Bar – Brody Malone

Women’s All-Around – Shilese Jones
Women’s Uneven Bars – Shilese Jones
Women’s Vault – Jordan Chiles
Women’s Floor – Jordan Chiles

Women’s Floor – Jade Carey