KATY, Texas – USA Gymnastics on Wednesday named the women who will compete for the United States at the 2023 FIG Artistic World Championships, September 30-October 8 in Antwerp, Belgium, and the 2023 Pan American Games, October 21-25 in Santiago, Chile.
The 2023 World Championships Team Presented by Xfinity will look to defend their team gold medal from 2022 with a lineup of 25-time World Championships medalist Simone Biles; 2022 World all-around and uneven bars silver medalist Shi Jones; 2022 team gold medalist Skye Blakely; 2021 World all-around silver and floor exercise bronze medalist Leanne Wong; and first-time Worlds competitor, 2023 U.S. vault champion Joscelyn Roberson. 2021 World Championships all-around bronze medalist Kayla DiCello was named traveling replacement athlete. Jones, Blakely and Wong all return from the 2022 gold medal-winning team.
Athletes set for Santiago are DiCello; Olympic silver medalist Jordan Chiles; 2023 U.S. floor exercise runner up and Winter Cup champion Kaliya Lincoln; 2023 Pan American Championships all-around, balance beam and team gold medalist Tiana Sumanasekera; and 2023 Winter Cup and Core Hydration Classic uneven bars champion Zoe Miller. Non-traveling replacement athletes are Alicia Zhou, Evelynn Lowe, and Nola Matthews.
Olympic gold medalist and World champion Jade Carey was named the women’s U.S. athlete for the 2023 Swiss Cup set for November 5 in Zurich.
Teams were named following a second day of select routines Wednesday evening at U.S. women’s Worlds and Pan Am Games Team Selection camp, pending compliance with eligibility requirements.
Top performances included a 14.900 from Biles on beam, 14.850 from Jones on bars, and 14.800 from Carey on vault.
The 2023 Senior Artistic World Championships and Pan American Games teams are listed alphabetically below. Selections procedures for the World Championships are available here; Pan Am Games can be found here.
2023 Women’s Artistic World Championships Team presented by Xfinity
Simone Biles — Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Skye Blakely — Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Shilese Jones— Auburn, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center
Joscelyn Roberson — Texarkana, Texas/World Champions Centre
Leanne Wong — Overland Park, Kan./University of Florida Gymnastics
*Kayla DiCello – Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics
*Denotes traveling replacement athlete
2023 Women’s Pan American Games Team presented by Xfinity
Jordan Chiles — Vancouver, Wash./World Champions Centre
Kayla DiCello — Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics
Kaliya Lincoln— Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Zoe Miller — Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Tiana Sumanasekera — Pleasanton, Calif./World Champions Centre
Non-traveling replacement athletes: Evelynn Lowe (Blue Springs, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express); Nola Matthews (Gilroy, Calif./Airborne Gymnastics Training Center); Alicia Zhou (San Antonio, Texas/Love Gymnastics)
World Championships Team
Pan American Games Team (including Katelyn Jong – individual qualifier)
Jade Carey – Swiss Cup