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Whacky Stats From the 2022 World Championships – An Previous Faculty Gymnastics Weblog

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After the 2021 Olympics I did an article highlighting whacky stats from that competitors and now I’m again to do the identical for the 2022 World Championships

The 4 x 3 Milestone

On the 2022 World Championships 4 completely different gymnasts gained three medals every.

Shilese Jones
Jessica Gadirova
Jade Carey
Jordan Chiles

This hasn’t occurred on the Olympics or World Championships since 2011 when it was carried out by:

Jordyn Wieber
Viktoria Komova
Yao Jinnan
Sui Lu

Brazil wins its first All-Round gold

Brazil turned solely the ninth nation ever to win the All-Round on the Olympics or World Championships. The opposite international locations who’ve an All-Round Champion:

Czechoslovakia
Poland
Soviet Union
Romania
United States
Ukraine
Russia
Italy

Crew USA’s British luck runs out

Earlier than 2022, each time the Olympics or World Championships had been held on British soil the Individuals have gained the All-Round.

1993 Birmingham: Shannon Miller
2009 London: Bridget Sloan
2012 London: Gabby Douglas
2015 Glasgow: Simone Biles

For the primary time ever, an All-Round Finals held on British soil was not gained by the Individuals

2022 Liverpool: Rebeca Andrade

All-Round gold, however no workforce medal

Rebeca Andrade turned solely the fifth gymnast to win the All-Round with out profitable a medal within the workforce competitors. The 2022 World Championships was the sixth occasion of an All-Round gold medal going to a gymnast who didn’t win a medal within the workforce competitors.

1950: Helena Rakoczy
1995: Lilia Podkopayeva
1996: Lilia Podkopayeva
2003: Svetlana Khorkina
2006: Vanessa Ferrari
2022: Rebeca Andrade

The Podium of All-Round Champions

This statistic was made doable on the 2022 World Championships, however retroactively applies to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

The 2021 Olympic All-Round featured Sunisa Lee, Rebeca Andrade, and Angelina Melnikova taking the gold, silver, and bronze medals. As a result of Andrade and Melnikova have now turn into All-Round Champions themselves, the 2021 Olympic All-Round podium is now a “podium of Champions.” The place all three medalists went on to turn into All-Round title holders.

The one different time this occurred in Olympic All-Round Finals was the legendary 1976 Olympics the place Nadia Comaneci, Nellie Kim, and Ludmilla Turischeva shared the All-Round podium. I wrote about this development and comparable examples again in July.

Canada makes historical past

Canada gained their first ever medal within the workforce competitors. Not counting international locations impacted by border modifications, this has solely occurred on six events since 1952 the place a rustic that had by no means earlier than gained a workforce medal completed in medal place throughout the workforce competitors.

1952: Soviet Union
1956: Romania
1962: Japan
1981: China
2003: Australia
2022: Canada

There are an extra three international locations who gained their “first” medal after a border change gave their gymnastics program independence from a program that had beforehand gained workforce medals.

East Germany
Russia
Ukraine

American All-Round dominance wanes

For the primary time in 18 years, two All-Round Finals had been contested with out an American victor. The final time the Individuals misplaced the gold medal in two consecutive All-Round Finals was to Svetlana Khorkina of Russia in 2001 and 2003.

Gadirova v. Gadirova Half II

The Gadirova twins each competed in flooring finals on the 2021 Olympics. This was not unprecedented in gymnastics historical past as throughout the 2007 World Championships Hong Su Jong and Hong Un-Jong of North Korea turned the primary sibling duo to seem in an equipment finals on the identical time.

However on the 2022 World Championships Jessica Gadirova and Jennifer Gadirova did it once more and competed in the identical equipment finals (flooring) for the second time of their careers. This makes them the primary sibling duo to ever seem in the identical occasion throughout Occasion Finals on a number of events.

Three international locations, three All-Round titles

The final three All-Round gold medals have gone to gymnasts representing three completely different international locations.

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2021: Sunisa Lee (United States)
2021: Angelina Melnikova (Russia)
2022: Rebeca Andrade (Brazil)

Since World Conflict II this has occurred on solely two earlier events, one in every of which occurring within the context of the 1984 boycott:

1984-1987
1984: Mary Lou Retton (United States)
1985: Elena Shushunova & Oksana Omelianchik (Soviet Union)
1987: Aurelia Dobre

1996-1999
1996: Lilia Podkopayeva (Ukraine)
1997: Svetlana Khorkina (Russia)
1999: Maria Olaru (Romania)

Nice Britain makes historical past

Nice Britain gained a workforce medal on the 2021 Olympics and did so once more on the 2022 World Championships. This isn’t solely the primary time Nice Britain has ever gained workforce medals in consecutive competitions, it’s the first time any nation from Western Europe has completed this feat. The opposite international locations to do it:

Czechoslovakia
Hungary
Japan
Soviet Union
China
Romania
United States
Poland
East Germany
Russia

Coline Devillard provides France Déjà vu

Coline Devillard made historical past for France by turning into the primary French gymnast to win a medal on the World Championships or Olympics in 13 years. That feat alone is a historic accomplishment. However Devillard’s victory additionally got here with some irony.

Coline Devillard gained a bronze medal on vault and have become the sixth gymnasts to win a medal in a person occasion on the World Championships for France. Unusually sufficient, each time this has ever occurred was France profitable a bronze medal. Six French gymnasts, six medals, six bronze medals.

1950 Worlds: Alexandra Lemoine gained bronze on vault
1995 Worlds: Ludivine Furnon gained bronze on flooring
1996 Worlds: Isabelle Severino gained bronze on bars
2007 Worlds: Cassy Vericel gained bronze on flooring
2009 Worlds: Youna Dufournet gained bronze on vault
2022 Worlds: Coline Devillard gained bronze on vault

Uneven bars will get one other back-to-back victor

Wei Xiaoyuan gained the gold medal on the uneven bars title on the 2021 World Championships and defended her title on the 2022 World Championships.

This marks the sixth consecutive World Championships the place the uneven bars gold medal was gained in back-to-back trend. This explicit streak of back-to-back winners options three completely different gymnasts.

2015: Fan Yilin (tie)
2017: Fan Yilin
2018: Nina Derwael
2019: Nina Derwael
2021: Wei Xiaoyuan
2022: Wei Xiaoyuan

Nina Derwael’s historic streak ends

For the primary time since 2017 Nina Derwael attended a Group-1 competitors (Olympics or World Championships) and didn’t win the gold medal on the uneven bars. Nina Derwael gained three consecutive gold medals (3-peat) from 2018-2021. Nina was the primary gymnast to do that in Group-1 competitors in 20 years. The final being Svetlana Khorkina who accomplished a 3-peat (and higher) in 2001. Maxi Gnauck and Daniela Silivas are the one different gymnasts apart from Derwael and Khorkina to finish a 3-peat on uneven bars.

Shoko Miyata will get a program first

It could shock readers to find out how profitable Japanese ladies’s gymnastics has been over time. The packages has produced seven completely different gymnasts who’ve gained a person medal in Group-1 competitors. That’s truly probably the most for any program that was not a member of the Jap Bloc or one of many “Massive 4” powers.

For a rustic that has a gymnast within the Corridor of Fame, an Olympic medal within the workforce competitors, 4 completely different World Champions, and a gymnast with an Olympic Order, on the 2022 World Championships Shoko Miyata did what none of her predecessors had ever managed to do.

Shoko Miyata competed in three completely different Occasion Finals on the identical competitors. For a program that has such a storied historical past and a particular observe file of success on the particular person stage, Miyata managed to attain a historic benchmark measuring particular person private achievement that had by no means been seen earlier than within the Japanese program.

Japanese beam magic continues

However Japan wasn’t carried out but as Shoko Miyata’s teammate Hazuki Watanabe gained a gold medal on beam. As a result of Japanese gymnast Urara Ashikawa had gained the gold medal on beam on the earlier World Championships in 2021 and now Hazuki gained the identical gold medal in 2022, Japan turned the uncommon instance of a rustic to have gained back-to-back gold medals on beam.

On the World Championships there are solely two different examples of a program profitable the gold medal on beam two consecutive occasions. Simone Biles did it for the USA in 2014 and 2015, whereas Romania gained three-straight from 1985-1989 due to the twin work of Daniela Silivas and Aurelia Dobre.

Hazuki and Urara made Japan solely the third nation, in addition to solely the third event* the place a program gained two consecutive gold medals on beam on the World Championships. The duo can even turn into the primary time two completely different gymnasts led the identical nation to gold on beam in consecutive years on the World Championships stage because the Eighties.

*4th event in case you rely Eighties Romania twice.

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