USA sets line-up for women’s qualification round at 2017 World Championships
posted on 10/03/2017

MONTREAL, Que., Canada, Oct. 3, 2017 – The United States has submitted its line-up for the women’s qualification round at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the 2017 World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Que., Canada. The U.S. women are competing in the final qualification subdivision. The finals begin on Thursday, Oct. 5, with the men’s all-around. USA Gymnastics is providing live webcasts of the U.S. competitive sessions and all finals at USAGymWorlds.com.

The U.S. women’s line-up for Wednesday’s qualification round is listed below. The USA is competing in Subdivision 5 and starts on vault. The 2017 U.S. Women's Team features Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics; Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics; Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; and Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics. Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics, is the non-traveling replacement athlete.

All-around: Hurd, Smith
Vault: Carey, Hurd, Smith
Uneven bars: Hurd, Locklear, Smith
Balance beam: Hurd, Locklear, Smith
Floor exercise: Carey, Hurd, Smith

This year’s World Championships is an individual World Championships, which means World champions for men’s and women’s all-around and individual events are determined but there is not a team competition. Athletes advance to the respective event finals based on performances in the qualification rounds, with a max of two per country.

Athletes advance to the event finals at this year’s World Championships, an individual World Championships, based on performances during the qualification rounds, with a max of two per country. Women qualification rounds wrap up on Oct. 4. Athletes are vying for World titles for the men’s and women’s all-around and individual events.

The U.S. Men’s Team for Montreal features: Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics Center; Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma; Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center; Eddie Penev of Rochester, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center; and Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center. The non-traveling replacement athletes are: Allan Bower of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma; Akash Modi of Stanford, Calif./Stanford University; and Colin VanWicklen of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma.

Event schedule
The remaining World Championships’ competition schedule is as follows. The qualification rounds with U.S. athletes are in boldface.

    Qualification rounds
    Oct. 3 – Women: 4 p.m. ET, Subdivision 1; 7 p.m. ET, Subdivision 2.
    Oct. 4 – Women: 1:30 p.m. ET, Subdivision 3; 4 p.m. ET, Subdivision 4; 7 p.m. ET, Subdivision 5*.
    All-Around finals
    Oct. 5 – 7 p.m. ET, men’s all-around final
    Oct. 6 –7 p.m. ET, women’s all-around final
    Individual event finals
    Oct. 7 – men’s floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women’s vault, uneven bars, 1 p.m. ET.
    Oct. 8 – men’s vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise; closing ceremony, 1 p.m. ET.

The 2017 U.S. Women's Team, who will compete on Oct. 3 in the qualification round, features Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics; Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics; Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; and Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics. Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics, is the non-traveling replacement athlete.

Ways to follow the action
Here's a quick overview of the various ways to watch and follow the U.S. Team's performances at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal. For more information on the World Championships, please go to USAGymWorlds.com.

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