U.S. women nab fifth-straight World team title at 2019 World Championships
posted on 10/08/2019

© John Cheng

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 8, 2019 – The U.S. women won their fifth consecutive team title, and seventh overall, at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. The USA amassed a total score of 172.330, with margin of victory of nearly six points. The U.S. men will compete in the men’s team final tomorrow at 1:45 p.m. local time. U.S.-based fans can watch the finals live at 7:45 a.m. ET on the Olympic Channel and online with a delayed broadcast on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET.

This year’s title ties the USA with Romania with five consecutive and seven overall team titles. The U.S. Team event scores were: vault, 45.166; uneven bars, 42.299; balance beam, 40.966; and floor exercise, 43.899. Team USA had the top scores for vault, beam and floor. Russia was second at 166.529, and Italy edged out China for third, 164.796 to 164.230. France was fifth (163.628), followed by Canada (160.563) and the Netherlands (159.427).

The five women on the U.S. Team are: Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre; Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays, Biles; Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express; Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center; and Grace McCallum of Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters. MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, is the alternate.

The women’s individual event scores are below.
Vault: McCallum, 14.600; Carey, 15.166; Biles, 15.400
Uneven bars: McCallum, 12.966; Biles, 14.600; Lee, 14.733
Balance beam: Lee, 12.533; Eaker, 14.000; Biles, 14.433
Floor exercise: Lee, 14.233; Carey, 14.333; Biles, 15.333

The men’s team takes the floor tomorrow in the team final. The members of the U.S. Men’s Team are: Trevor Howard of Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University; Sam Mikulak of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center; Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Stanford University; Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma; Shane Wiskus of Spring Park, Minn./University of Minnesota; and Allan Bower of Chandler, Ariz./University of Oklahoma, alternate.

The U.S. line-up is below. All three compete in the final and all three scores count.
Floor exercise: Moldauer, Wiskus, Mikulak
Pommel horse: Modi, Moldauer, Mikulak
Still rings: Moldauer, Mikulak, Howard
Vault: Modi, Moldauer, Mikulak
Parallel bars: Moldauer, Modi, Mikulak
Horizontal bar: Modi, Wiskus, Mikulak

The finals schedule is: Oct. 9, men’s team, 1:45 p.m.; Oct. 10, women’s all-around, 4 p.m.; Oct. 11, men’s all-around; Oct. 12, event finals (men – floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women – vault, uneven bars), 4 p.m.; and Oct. 13, event finals (men – vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women – balance beam, floor exercise), 1 p.m. All times are local to Stuttgart. The entire TV and online coverage schedule is available at usagymworlds.com.

All coverage by NBC, NBCSN and the Olympic Channel is available only in the United States. The TV and online coverage, as of Sept. 26, is below. NBC’s gymnastics commentating team of Tim Daggett, Terry Gannon, Nastia Liukin and Andrea Joyce will provide commentary for all finals sessions.