Hurd wins women’s all-around title at 2017 World Championships
posted on 10/06/2017

© John Cheng

MONTREAL, Que., Canada, Oct. 6, 2017 – Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, won the women’s all-around title at the 2017 World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Que., Canada. Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, withdrew after injuring her ankle during the pre-competition warm-up. Competition continues tomorrow with the first of two days of individual event finals. Live web coverage of the finals is available at usagymworlds.com, NBC Sports.com/Live and the NBC Sports app.

In a tight race, Hurd’s 55.232 edged out Canada’s Ellie Black, who posted a 55.132. Russia’s Elena Eremina tallied a 54.799 for third.

Hurd’s routines and event scores
  • Vault: double-twisting Yurchenko, 14.533
  • Uneven bars: opened with an in-bar full to Tkatchev; Ricna to Pak; Stalder full to a full-twisting double back; 14.300
  • Balance beam: routine included standing full aerial cartwheel to switch leap; front aerial; and front; 12.666
  • Floor exercise: opened with a big double double; pike full in; front layout to double full; double pike; 13.733
As of press time, Smith was on her way to get X-rays taken.

U.S. athletes expected to participate in the event finals
Oct. 7
  • Men: floor exercise – Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma, and Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center; pommel horse – Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center.
  • Women: vault – Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics; and uneven bars – Ashton Locklear of Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics.
Oct. 8
  • Women: balance beam – Hurd; and floor exercise – Carey and Smith.
This year’s World Championships is an individual World Championships, which means World champions are determined for the men’s and women’s all-around and individual events but there is no team competition. Athletes advance to the respective event finals based on performances in the qualification round, with a max of two per country.

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

  • Live webcasts.
      USAGymWorlds.com will have live webcasts (U.S. viewers only) of the finals. Coverage of podium training, qualifications and finals will be archived for on-demand viewing.
      Oct. 7 - 1 p.m. ET – Event Finals, Day 1
      Oct. 8 - 1 p.m. ET – Event Finals, Day 2

      NBC Sports. Fans can catch all the action live in spectacular high definition via NBC Sports online at NBCSports.com/Live, or through the NBC Sports app which is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
      Oct. 7 - 1 p.m. ET – Event Finals, Day 1
      Oct. 8 - 1 p.m. ET – Event Finals, Day 2
  • Cable TV. NBC Sports Network will provide live coverage of the second day of event finals on Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. ET. Live webstreams of the finals sessions will also be available at USAGymWorlds.com.
  • NBC. NBC will broadcast coverage of the Worlds on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. ET, hosted by NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics team of Tim Daggett, 1984 Olympic team gold medalist, Nastia Liukin, 2008 Olympic all-around champion, and John Roethlisberger, three-time Olympian.
  • USAGymWorlds.com. USA Gymnastics will provide enhanced coverage from Montreal, including results, photos, interviews and the webcast. Fans can also follow the action on Facebook, facebook.com/USAGymnastics, and Twitter, @usagym, or by using #MTL2017GYM.
  • Live scoring. The International Gymnastics Federation provides live scoring from its World Championships. For more information and access, go to fig-gymnastics.com.

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and Gymnastics for All (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to usagym.org.