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2014 Nanning World Championships
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City

Nanning, China

Venue

Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium

Team Gold Medalist

USA

All-Around Gold Medalist

Simone Biles (USA)

Vault Gold Medalist

Hong Un-Jong (PRK)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Yao Jinnan (CHN)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Simone Biles (USA)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Simone Biles (USA)

Preceded by

2013 Antwerp World Championships

Succeeded by

2015 Glasgow World Championships

The 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships were held at the Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning, China on October 3-12, 2014. The competition was the fourth time a World Artistic Gymnastics Championships has been held in the continent of Asia, following Sabae in 1995, Tianjin in 1999, and Tokyo in 2011.

Format of Competition

All participating gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, participated in a qualification round. The results of this competition determined which teams and individuals participated in the remaining competitions, which included:

  • The team competition, in which the eight highest scoring teams from qualifications competed. For the first time, each team of six gymnasts could only have three gymnasts perform on each apparatus, and all three scores counted toward the team total.
  • The all-around competition, in which only the twenty-four highest scoring individuals in the all-around competed. Each country was limited to only two gymnasts in the all-around final.
  • The event finals, in which the eight highest scoring individuals on each apparatus competed. Each country was limited to two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Competition Schedule

October 5 Qualifications (Subdivisions 1-6)
October 6 Qualifications (Subdivisions 7-12)
October 8 Team Final
October 10 All-Around
October 11 Vault Event Final
Uneven Bars Event Final
October 12 Balance Beam Event Final
Floor Exercise Event Final

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Flag of the United States of America USA

Alyssa Baumann
Simone Biles
Madison Kocian
Ashton Locklear
Kyla Ross
Mykayla Skinner

Flag of China China

Bai Yawen
Chen Siyi
Huang Huidan
Shang Chunsong
Tan Jiaxin
Yao Jinnan

Flag of Russia Russia

Maria Kharenkova
Ekaterina Kramarenko
Aliya Mustafina
Tatiana Nabieva
Alla Sosnitskaya
Daria Spiridonova

All-Around Flag of the United States of America Simone Biles
United States of America (USA)
Flag of Romania Larisa Iordache
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the United States of America Kyla Ross
United States of America (USA)
Vault Flag of North Korea Hong Un-Jong
North Korea (PRK)
Flag of the United States of America Simone Biles
United States of America (USA)
Flag of the United States of America Mykayla Skinner
United States of America (USA)
Uneven Bars Flag of China Yao Jinnan
China (CHN)
Flag of China Huang Huidan
China (CHN)
Flag of Russia Daria Spiridonova
Russia (RUS)
Balance Beam Flag of the United States of America Simone Biles
United States of America (USA)
Flag of China Bai Yawen
China (CHN)
Flag of Russia Aliya Mustafina
Russia (RUS)
Floor Exercise Flag of the United States of America Simone Biles
United States of America (USA)
Flag of Romania Larisa Iordache
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Russia Aliya Mustafina
Russia (RUS)

Notable Moments

  • This is the first time USA has won back-to-back team titles, and is also the first team doing so since Romania's consecutive team titles from 1994-2001. Additionally, Simone Biles became the first gymnast to win back-to-back all-around titles since Svetlana Khorkina (2001 and 2003), and the first American to accomplish this since Shannon Miller (1993 and 1994). Biles would go on to win an additional three medals in Nanning, tying her with Miller and Nastia Liukin for the second-highest World medal total for an American, and has the most World gold medals of any American gymnast with six.
  • Canada's Ellie Black finished ninth in the all-around, the highest placing for a Canadian gymnast. Venezuela's Jessica Lopez finished eighth, the highest placing for a Latin American gymnast.
  • Hong Un-Jong became the first North Korean to win a World title since Kim Gwang-Suk in 1991.
  • The Longines Prize for Elegance was awarded to Yao Jinnan.

Controversy

  • In the uneven bars event final, Yao Jinnan's competition number fell off of her leotard just as she mounted the podium. Performing without a competition number incurs a 0.3 deduction. There was no time to pin it back onto her, so her coach showed it to the judges, who acknowledged it (although this interaction was missed by the cameras).

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of the United States of America USA 4 1 2 7
2 Flag of China China 1 3 0 4
3 Flag of Russia Russia 0 0 4 4
4 Flag of Romania Romania 0 2 0 2
5 Flag of North Korea North Korea 1 0 0 1

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