U.S. athletes look to make their mark at 2021 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA to Present Live Event Coverage this Weekend; Additional Coverage on NBC and Peacock this Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 20, 2021 – U.S. men’s and women’s artistic gymnasts are set to take on the world’s best in Kitakyushu, Japan, October 18-24. The 2021 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, held at Kitakyushu’s General Gymnasium, will kick off with three days of qualifications followed by all-around and individual event finals. A team competition will not be held.
The women’s all-around final will be held Thursday, October 21 at 5:30 a.m. ET followed by the men’s all-around final Friday, October 22 at 5:20 a.m. ET. Individual apparatus finals begin Saturday, October 23 with the women’s uneven bars and vault and men’s floor exercise, pommel horse and still rings, starting at 5 a.m. ET. The women’s balance beam and floor exercise and men’s horizontal bar, parallel bars and vault titles will be awarded on the final day of competition, beginning at 4:30 a.m. ET.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will air the men’s and women’s all-around and event finals live, with same-day delayed coverage of the all-around competitions on NBCSN and additional World Championships coverage set to air October 24 on NBC and stream on Peacock at 1:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ John Roethlisberger, 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and two-time Olympic medalist Tim Daggett will call the action.
The American men will be represented by Tokyo Olympians Brody Malone of Belfast, Tenn./Stanford University, Yul Moldauer of Wellington, Colo./5280 Gymnastics and Alec Yoder of Indianapolis, Ind./Ohio State University and World medalist on vault Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Salto Gymnastics (vault). Moldauer is also a World medalist on floor exercise. Still rings specialist Alex Diab of Glen Ellyn, Ill./University of Illinois and pommel horse specialist Stephen Nedoroscik of Worcester, Mass./Penn State University will also look to make their marks on the world stage.
The U.S. women are led by Tokyo Olympics alternates Kayla DiCello of Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics and Leanne Wong of Overland Park, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express. They are joined by eMjae Frazier of Erial, N.J./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center and Konnor McClain of Cross Lanes, W.Va./WOGA Gymnastics. All women’s team members are competing in their first senior World Championships.
Only three gymnasts per country may compete on any apparatus, and a maximum of two may qualify to the individual all-around and event finals. The top-eight eligible gymnasts will advance to each championship final.
USA Gymnastics. Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States, encompassing seven disciplines: women’s gymnastics, men’s gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics, gymnastics for all (a.k.a. group gymnastics) and, most recently, parkour. USA Gymnastics sets the rules and policies that govern the sport of gymnastics, including supporting the U.S. Gymnastics Teams for the Olympics and World Championships; promoting and developing gymnastics on the grassroots and national levels, as well as a safe, empowered and positive training environment; and serving as a resource and educational center for the more than 200,000 members, clubs, fans and gymnasts throughout the United States. The organization is deeply committed to creating a culture that encourages and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority: the safety and well-being of athletes and our community.