Florida’s Leanne Wong is World Championships All-Around Silver Medalist

University of Florida freshman Leanne Wong won silver in World Gymnastics Championships all-around final Thursday in Kitakyushu, Japan.

Following all-around champion Angelina Melnikova of Russia (56.632) was the U.S. duo of Wong (56.340) and Kayla DiCello (54.566).

A U.S. gymnast has finished among the top three all-arounders in each of the last 14 World Championships. This is the fifth time in that span the U.S. had two World Championships’ all-around medalists.

Of the 16 different U.S. gymnasts to claim a World Championships’ all-around medal, four will (Morgan Hurd, Wong) or have (Bridget Sloan, Kyla Ross) competed as a NCAA gymnast. Three of those four have Gator ties, as Sloan twice won the NCAA all-around. Wong enrolled at UF this fall and Hurd joins the Gators in January 2022.

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Wong entered Thursday’s all-around final seeded No. 2 after her performance earlier this week in qualification. In Thursday’s all-around, Wong led all competitors on balance beam (13.90) and floor exercise (14.033). She will compete Sunday for more World Championships medals in those event finals.

Event finals schedule (Live on Olympic Channel):
Saturday, Oct. 23 at 3:10 a.m.          Vault and Uneven Bars
Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3:25 a.m.             Balance beam and Floor Exercise

Top 5 – World Championships All-Around

Name

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

All-Around

Angelina Melnikova

Russia

14.466

14.533

13.800

13.833

56.632

Leanne Wong

U.S.

14.341

14.066

13.900

14.033

56.340

Kayla DiCello

U.S.

14.600

12.766

13.400

13.800

54.566

Vladislava Urazova

Russia

13.566

14.333

12.333

13.366

53.598

Naomi Visser

Netherlands

13.400

13.800

12.966

12.666

52.832

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