Simone Biles fell on vault (sat down the Biles) and on BB but still won the Gold Medal at the World Championships, by a large margin. Japan's Mai Murakami edge Florida commit Morgan Hurd for the silver (Hurd fell on BB).
Russia's Artur Dalaloyan and China's Xiao Ruoteng tied for first place in a thrilling final, with Dalaloyan winning the tiebreaker to become the 2018 World AA Champion (Men's). Ex-Michigan star and former NCAA champion Sam Mikulak was in third heading into high bar, but problems on the event left him in fifth. A 13.425 would have secured him the bronze. a mark he easily exceeded in the prelims and men's team competition. OU's Yul Moldauer finished 12th AA.
Link: UUSA Gymnastics
The US Women overcame a few mistakes to easily win the team title at the 2018 Doha World Championships. Simone Biles, Kara Eaker, and Florida commits Morgan Hurd and Riley McCusker joined with Utah commit Grace McCallum to defeat Russia, 171.629 to 162.863.
The US Men placed fourth in the Men's Team Final, just missing a spot at the 2020 Olympics. They will have another shot next year. In a thrilling finale, China edged Russia by the narrowest of margins, posting a 256.634 to Russia's 256.586. Japan was third at 253.744, with the US at 251.994.
Jenna Domingo from HITS has committed to Oregon State. Last season she earned the bar title at her state meet. She picked up 1st place finished on bars, beam, floor and all around at regionals. She placed 13th AA at JOs.
Past, present and future NCAAers were in action at the World Gymnastics Championships in Doha this weekend. Here's how they fared in the preliminary rounds:
Lauren McKeown from Crenshaw Gymnastics has committed to Brown. Last season she placed 3rd AA at her state meet and 5th AA at regionals, qualifying to JOs. She competed 3 events at JOs.
Ava Mabanta from Denton Gymnastics has committed to Denver. She finished 1st on beam and the all around at her 2018 state meet. Her 2nd place finish at regionals qualified her to JOs where she finished 22nd.
Lyden Saltness from Midwest Gymnastics has committed to Auburn. She is a 2018 regionals AA, bars and floor title winner. She won the JOs bars title. She qualified to compete as a Junior Elite, finishing 24th AA at both the American Classic andthe US Classic.
Assistant Coach Scott Vetere has resigned amid allegations of indecent conduct outside an Ann Arbor apartment complex. He and an 18 year old unnamed student athlete face charges. He was arraigned on October 19th but the student-athlete has not yet been arraigned.