USA wins two more silver medals at 2017 World Championships
posted on 10/08/2017

© John Cheng

MONTREAL, Que., Canada, Oct. 8, 2017 – The United States picked up two more silver medals on the final day of the 2017 World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Que., Canada. 2017 world all-around champion Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, added the balance beam silver medal to her collection, and 2017 World vault silver-medalist Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics, picked up her second World silver, this time for the floor exercise.

The USA’s medal tally for this year’s Worlds is five: gold – Hurd, all-around; silver – Carey, vault and floor, and Hurd, balance beam; and bronze – Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma, floor exercise.

In the balance beam final, Hurd earned the silver medal with her 13.400. Germany’s Pauline Schaefer claimed the gold medal with her 13.533. Tabea Alt of Germany was the bronze medalist with a 13.300.

Competing in her second event final, Carey posted a 14.200 in the floor final, just .033 behind Japan’s Mai Murakami’s 14.233. Great Britain’s Claudia Fragapane was third at 13.933.

The champions in the men’s event finals today were: Japan’s Kenzo Shirai, vault; China’s Zou Jingyuan, parallel bars; and Croatia’s Tin Srbic, horizontal bar.

U.S. women

  • Jade Carey, floor exercise, 14.200
    Routine: double double; layout full-in; front double full to stag; full-in.
  • Morgan Hurd, balance beam, 13.400
    Routine: standing full; aerial; flip-flop and layout stepout; front aerial; tuck front; switch ring; full-in dismount. She incurred a .100 neutral deduction for going over the allotted 90 seconds.

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.

U.S. fans can relive the excitement of the World Championships through on-demand access to video coverage of podium training, qualifications and finals at YouTube.com/usagymnastics, as well as photos and stories at usagym.org.

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.