The 2023 FIG Artistic World Championships were historic on a number of fronts for the USA Gymnastics women’s and men’s team. Below are superlatives achieved by U.S. athletes in Antwerp.
- Record seventh-straight team title for U.S. women, breaking the streak of 6-straight wins previously shared with China’s men’s team
- Simone Biles:
- With five medals in Antwerp, became the most decorated gymnast in World Championship and Olympic competition (37), eclipsing the total of 33 owned by Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus.
- Brought her career World Championships medal haul to 30 (23 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze).
- Remained unbeaten in World Championships all-around and floor exercise competition, taking her sixth titles in each event.
- Performed her fifth career eponymous skill in Antwerp. The Yurchenko double pike vault is now known as the Biles II.
- At age 26, Became
in the All-Around (26 and 206 days), vault (207 days), balance beam (208 days), and floor (208 days).
- Shilese Jones was a repeat medalist in the team, all-around and uneven bars competitions, finishing with three medals in at these championships, bringing her career medal total to six.
- The four medals won by the U.S. is their largest medal tally since 2013, when they also won four.
- First men’s team medal since 2014.
- Khoi Young became the first man to win three medals at a single World Championships since Paul Hamm in the 2003 and the first to win multiple individual apparatus medals since Kurt Thomas and Bart Conner in 1979.
- Young became the youngest-ever U.S. medalist in both pommel horse (20 and 291 days) and vault (20 and 292 days).
- Young’s vault silver was the first medal for the U.S. in the event since 2015 (Donnell Whittenburg, bronze).
- Fred Richard won the first men’s individual all-around medal since 2010 and became the first U.S. man to win a team and all-around medal since Paul Hamm in 2003.
- At 19 years and 165 days during the all-around final, Richard became the youngest-ever U.S. medalist in any men’s event at the World Championships.