USA wins two event medals at 2017 World Championships
posted on 10/07/2017

© John Cheng

MONTREAL, Que., Canada, Oct. 7, 2017 – Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics, won the vault silver medal and Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma, earned the men’s floor exercise bronze at the 2017 World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Que., Canada. Competition wraps up tomorrow with the final day of individual event finals at 1 p.m. ET. 2017 world all-around champion Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, will compete on the balance beam, and Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics, is in the floor exercise final. Live web coverage of the finals is available at usagymworlds.com, NBC Sports.com/Live and the NBC Sports app.

Carey’s 14.766 gave her the silver vault medal, with Russia’s Maria Paseka taking the gold at 14.850. Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber was the bronze medalist at 14.466.

In the men’s floor exercise, Moldauer posted a 14.500 to finish just behind Israel’s Artem Dolgopyat (14.533) for third. Japan’s Kezno Shirai won the title at 15.633. Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center, tallied a 14.166 for sixth place.

Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center, earned at 14.750 for fourth on pommel horse. The medalists were Great Britain’s Max Whitlock, 15.441, for the title, followed by Russia’s David Belyavskiy (15.100) and China’s Xiao Ruteng (15.066).

In the uneven bars, Ashton Locklear of Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics, claimed a 12.766 for eighth. The medalists were: Fan Yilin, China, 15.166, gold; Elena Eremina, Russia, 15.100, silver; and Nina Derwael, Belgium, 15.033, bronze.

Greece’s Eleftherios Petrounias won the still rings title with a 15.433. The silver and bronze medalists were Denis Abliazin of Russia (15.333) and Liu Yang of China (15.266).

Men

  • Yul Moldauer, floor exercise, 14,500.
    Routine: opened with a Randi; Arabian double front half out; front double full to front full; flair sequence; triple full.
  • Donnell Whittenburg, floor exercise, 14.166
    Routine: opened with a front double full to double front; front full to front double pike; layout double-double; two-and-a-half twist; tucked double-double; Arabian double half out.
  • Alex Naddour, pommel horse, 14.750
    Routine: opened with scissor to handstand; full Kehr; controlled swing up to handstand.

Women

  • Jade Carey, vault, 14.766
    Routine: First vault, Amanar, 14.800; second vault, Kasamatsu full, 14.733
  • Ashton Locklear, uneven bars, 12.766
    Routine: toe-on Shaposhnikova; Pak salto; stalder Shaposhnikova; overshoot to handstand sequence; Jaeger; full-twisting double dismount.

Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, withdrew from the all-around and floor finals due to an injured ankle ligament that happened during warm-up for the women’s all-around final.

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.

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. 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. 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.
  • 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.