On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the US women's gymnastics team won their seventh (and fifth consecutive) World Championship title in Stuttgart, Germany, by nearly six whole points. Their final score was a 172.330 compared to Russia's 166.529 and Italy's 164.796. Simone Biles automatically clinched a spot on the team when she won the all-around competition during the World Team Selection Camp, and five others were chosen to fly to Stuttgart to represent the US: Jade Carey, Kara Eaker, Grace McCallum, Sunisa Lee, and MyKayla Skinner.
"Every time I make the team, I feel like it's so surreal," Simone told USA Gymnastics, "and I'm really excited to get out there and showcase what the team has, what I have." On Oct. 3, the team was narrowed down from six to five, as MyKayla was named an official alternate. She posted on Twitter shortly after, "I just wanted to say thank you to everyone! The past 5 months have been one heck of a ride but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Still can't believe I made the worlds team & get to be apart of something so special! Can't wait to cheer on my girls! They will be amazing."
Team USA already has a guaranteed place at the Tokyo Olympics next year after winning a team medal (gold) at 2018 Worlds, though we won't find out who's on that roster until the end of June 2020. Meanwhile, these women brought their talent and determination to 2019 Worlds! Ahead, check out a little bit about each gymnast, and watch them do their thing. Plus, read up on how they did at this year's Worlds.