Florida’s Leanne Wong and USA win team gold at World Championships

She now has a full set of medals from the World Gymnastics Championships.

Gator sophomore Leanne Wong joined the United States atop the 2022 World Gymnastics Championships awards podium on Tuesday to lift their team gold medals.

Last year, Wong won silver in the all-around at the World Championships and bronze in floor exercise in an all-around and apparatus event only.

The United States won its sixth straight World Championship gold medal on Tuesday night in Liverpool. The World Team Gold medal streak began in 2011 and has continued through events in 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 and now 2022.

The team final has three competitors on each apparatus, with all scores counting towards the total. Wong notched a 13.766 on the uneven bars as the United States posted the day’s best total of 42.199 in the event.

The United States also led the eight-team final on vault (43.133) and floor (41.833) with their total on balance beam (39.399) ranking third for the day. The United States earned a final total of 166.564 and were joined on the podium by Great Britain (163.363) and Canada (160.563).

2022 World Championships Team Final Resultshttps://live.gymnasticss.sport/live/15871/womensfinal.php?app=tm>

Everything at school:
Florida is the only school with U.S. medalists in 2022 World Championships competition from three different sports on the 2022-23 rosters:

Talitha Diggs Track & Field Gold Relay 4×400
Trey Freeman Swimming Gold 4×200 freestyle relay (preliminary)
Leanne Wong Gymnastics Gold Team

Emma Weyant won bronze at the 2022 World Championships in the 400m individual medley, but will not compete for Florida in 2022-23 due to NCAA transfer rules.

NCAA World Championship Competitors
Four Gators are among 12 gymnasts on the 2023 NCAA rosters who have represented the United States in World Championship competition. Utah and Auburn are next with two each.

Three who competed in the 2022 NCAA Championships – Jade Carey (Oregon State), Jordan Chiles (UCLA) and Leanne Wong (Florida) – are part of the 2022 Worlds gold medal-winning USA team. all-time record, as the six other American gymnasts who competed at the NCAA and Worlds in the same calendar year were the only team members with this double.

Of the Gators currently enrolled in UF, Wong is among four to compete in a world championship. Morgan Hurd (2017 and 2018), Riley McCusker (2018) and Kayla DiCello (2021) have also represented the United States at the World Championships. McCusker and Hurd won team gold in 2018. Hurd won the 2017 World Championships all-around title and DiCello won all-around bronze in 2021.

About Leanne Wong:

· Won team gold at the 2022 World Championships

· All-around silver medalist at the 2021 World Championships; bronze floor exercise

· One of four alternate gymnasts for the US Olympic gymnastics team and traveled to Tokyo for the Summer Games.

· 2022 OOFOS US Gymnastics Championships co-champion on uneven bars; tied for fifth on beamhttps://usagym.org/PDFs/Rresults/2022/w_22champs_srevents.pdf>

2022 US Classic all-around, jumping and floor exercise championhttps://myusagym.com/meeting/future/83109/results/167126/>

Member of the 2022-23, 2020-21, 2019-20, and 2018-19 U.S. Senior National Teamshttps://usagym.org/pages/women/history/past_nat_teams_sr.html> and the 2018-19 and 2017-18 U.S. Junior National Teamshttps://usagym.org/pages/women/history/past_nat_teams_jr.html>

Eight-time All-American in 2022 – four honors in NCAA Championship competition were high among freshmen

2022 Southeastern Conference Balance Beam Champion (9.975)

2022 NCAA Auburn Regional All-Around Runner-Up (39.875) with second-highest total in the nation in 2022

Two 10.0s in 2022 – uneven bars (vs Arkansas) and vault (NCAA Regional Final Auburn). Has the collegiate best of 9.975 for balance beam and floor exercises

World Championship schedule (all medal round sessions broadcast live on NBC’s Peacock)
Oct. 29-30 Women’s team qualifiers.
Nov. 1 Women’s Team Final – 2:30 p.m. ET
Nov. 3 Women’s All-Around Final – 2:45 p.m. ET
Nov. 5 Women’s Vault and Uneven Bars Final – 9:30 a.m. ET
Nov. 6 Women’s Balance Beam and Floor Exercise Finals – 8:30 a.m. ET

End of report

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