LIVERPOOL, Great Britain (November 1, 2022) – The quintet of Skye Blakely (Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics), Jade Carey, Jordan Chiles, Shilese Jones and Leanne Wong (Overland Park, Kan./University of Florida/Great American Gymnastics Express) gave the U.S. its record sixth-consecutive women’s team title, claiming a decisive victory at the 2022 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Saturday in Liverpool, Great Britain. The win extended a dominant U.S. streak, which dates back to 2011, and secured the Americans a women’s team spot at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
U.S. gymnasts earned a cumulative 166.564, eclipsing second-place Great Britain (163.363) by more than three points. Canada (160.563) rounded out the podium.
In a three-up, three-count format, the U.S. team set the bar on all apparatus except balance beam, posting high scores of 43.133 on vault, 42.199 on uneven bars and 41.833 on floor exercise. The team added 39.399 on beam.
Individually, Carey (Phoenix, Ariz./Oregon State University) led the Americans on vault (14.800) and floor (14.100). Jones (Auburn, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center) notched team-high marks of 14.333 on uneven bars, and Chiles (Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre) paced the squad on balance beam with a 13.333.
Carey and Jones will be back at M&S Bank Arena Thursday evening to battle the best gymnasts in the world for the title of women’s all-around champion. The competition will air live on Peacock at 2:30 p.m. ET.
After qualifying in the third spot Monday, the U.S. men will compete for the team title tomorrow at 1:25 p.m. ET on Peacock. The top-three finishers will earn a team berth for the Paris Olympics.